US First Lady to visit Morocco part of a coming trip to MENA region, Europe – Spokesperson
The First Lady of the United States Jill Biden will visit Morocco, part of a coming trip she is making to the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe shortly, her spokesperson Vanessa Valdivia announced on Friday.
The Firt Lady’s visit to the kingdom is part of a tour of the Middle East, North Africa and Europe which is due to start from next Wednesday, the spokeswoman said.
“With her visit to the Middle East and North Africa, the First Lady will continue to build on her work to empower young people, and reaffirm our commitment to strengthen our partnerships and advance our shared priorities in the region, the spokesperson wrote on her twitter account.
“The first lady believes that supporting young people around the world is essential to our shared future, with education, health and empowerment at the heart of it,” said her spokeswoman, Vanessa Valdivia.
The first lady will also promote the empowerment of women.
The tour will also take her to Jordan, Egypt, and Portugal, according to details shared by her office with The Associated Press.
In Morocco, Jill Biden will meet with women and youth focusing on U.S. investments that help support education programs and efforts to increase economic opportunity.
It will be Jill Biden’s first visit to North Africa as First Lady. In February this year, she traveled to Namibia and Kenya.