|Lalla Salma's wears her Ruby and Diamond Set|
The official visit to Morocco lasted from April 3 and 4, and was aimed at re-inventing the bilateral partnership between the two countries, and finding new ways to maintain Morocco's status as a "close and vital partner" of France. The countries traditionally enjoy very close relations and are allies on the international scene.
|Lalla Salma, Francois Hollande, King Mohammed VI, Valerie Trierweiler,Lalla Meryem, Lalla Asma, and Moulay Rachid at the State Dinner|
The state dinner hosted by King Mohammed VI was attended by French President Francois Hollande, his partner Valerie Trierweiler, Lalla Salma (the King’s wife), Moulay Rachid (the King’s younger brother), Lalla Meryem (the King’s elder sister), Lalla Asma (the King’s younger sister), as well as other French and Moroccan dignitaries.
The royal ladies dazzled in bejewelled caftans and magnificent jewellery. Lalla Meryem and Lalla Asma wore jewels in tassel design as well, one in gold and one in diamonds-only. The King, meanwhile, delivered a lengthy speech in perfect French, highlighting the important relations between the two countries.