Moroccan darling out in force for the official visit of President Putin
Casablanca, September 7, 2006 - His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the heir second in line to the Moroccan throne, was on hand to mark official visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the first visit by a Russian head of state since Nikita Khrushchev 45 years ago.
In 1978, Morocco became Russia's largest African trading partner when HM King Hassan II and Leonid Brezhnev agreed to increase trade and investment, mainly in phosphate and fishing industry.
Charismatic Prince Moulay Rachid made his impressive entrance with confident demeanor in Casablanca’s Palace, to carry on building bridges between Moroccan and Russian nations.
Prince Moulay Rachid oversaw the signature of cooperation agreements covering areas such as justice, fisheries, tourism, culture, agriculture and banking.
The handsome royal has taken a keen interest in Moroccan development as he seeks to expand its global influence.
The people of Morocco took Prince Moulay Rachid into their hearts many years ago, when, as a baby Prince started his royal duties with pushing Moroccan diplomacy beyond the standard circuit.