King Abdullah travels to Morocco

May 31, 2013

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz left Jeddah today heading to Morocco on a private vacation, the Royal Court said in a brief statement. Before his departure, he issued a royal order deputizing Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz to administer the state’s affairs in his absence.

Upon arrival at Mohammed V International Airport, King Abdullah was received by Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane; Casablanca Governor Mohammed Busaidi; and Saudi Ambassador to Morocco Dr. Mohammed Al-Bishr.

The King was joined on his trip by Second Deputy Prime Minister Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz; Minister of Education Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed; Chief of General Intelligence Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz; Advisors to the King Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Mohammed and Prince Bandar bin Salman bin Mohammed; Deputy Riyadh Governor Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz; and Minister of Finance Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf.