Princess Lalla Meryem Inaugurates Diplomatic Charity Bazaar in Rabat
Morocco’s Princess Lalla Meryem took center stage on Saturday as she presided over the grand inauguration of the Diplomatic Circle Charity Bazaar at the National Library in Rabat. In a symbolic gesture, Princess Lalla Meryem cut the ribbon, officially opening the charitable bazaar, according to a press release from the Morocco news agency (MAP).
During her visit, the princess explored diverse stands featuring artisanal and local products, each representing countries from various continents. Following the ceremony, Princess Lalla Meryem graciously posed for a commemorative photo alongside members of the Diplomatic Circle.
The royal presence extended to meetings with key government officials, including Minister of Youth, Culture, and Communication, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid, Minister of Solidarity, Social Integration and Family, Aawatif Hayar, and the Wali of the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region, Mohamed Yacoubi.
Now in its fourth decade, the Diplomatic Circle’s Charity Bazaar has become an integral part of Rabat’s social fabric, embodying a “celebration of friendship and solidarity.” Thousands of participants contribute to the bazaar’s charitable goals, creating a unique atmosphere of benevolence, as highlighted in the statement.
As the flagship initiative of the Diplomatic Circle, the Bazaar brings together spouses of diplomatic heads and representatives from international organizations. This dynamic network of women diplomats actively engages in supporting the most vulnerable, promoting fraternity, and fostering generosity.
This year’s edition featured representatives from around thirty countries and international organizations, showcasing a diverse array of products from Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, all available for purchase at various stands.
Crucially, a substantial portion of this year’s funds will be directed toward assisting the victims of the Al Haouz earthquake that struck central Morocco on September 8, adding a meaningful humanitarian dimension to the event.