HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa Chairs Dinner Offered by HM the King on the Occasion of Official Opening of 18th Marrakech International Film Festival
HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa chaired, Saturday at the Palais des Congrès in Marrakech, a dinner offered by HM King Mohammed VI on the occasion of the official opening of the 18th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival.
Upon her arrival, HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa reviewed a detachment of the Auxiliary Forces that made the honors and then was greeted by minister of Tourism, Handicrafts, Air Transport and Social Economy, Nadia Fettah, and minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, government spokesperson, Hassan Abyaba.
Her Royal Highness was also greeted by the Wali of the Marrakech-Safi region, governor of the Marrakech prefecture, Karim Kassi Lahlou, president of the Marrakech-Safi region Council, Ahmed Akhchichen, president of the Marrakech Commune, Mohamed Larbi Belcaid and president of the prefectural Council, Jamila Afif.
HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa was also greeted by the two vice-presidents of the Foundation of the
Marrakech International Film Festival, Faïçal Laraichi and Sarim Fassi Fihri, advisor to the president of the Festival Foundation, Mélita Toscan Du Plantier, the Festival's artistic director, advisor to the president within the Festival Foundation, the secretary general of the Festival, as well as by the treasurer general and the general coordinator of the Festival.
Afterwards, HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa visited the VIP Lounge where the jury, foreign stars and foreign and domestic partners of the Festival were presented to Her Royal Highness.
Placed under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, the 18th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival, which runs until 7 December, was opened on Friday evening at the Palais des Congrès, in the presence of national and international cinema stars as well as prominent personalities from the worlds of culture, arts and the media.
MAP 01 December 2019