Emir of Qatar on private visit to Morocco

28th December 2010, Comments 0 comments

The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and his consort Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned are vacationing in the southern Moroccan city of Marrakesh, a source said Tuesday.

The source said the couple arrived in Marrakesh Monday on a private visit and planned to leave for Austria Thursday.

It was unclear where the Qatari emir would meet with Morocco's King Mohammed VI.

On Friday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla also arrived in Marrakesh to spend the Christmas holiday.

French officials said Sarkozy planned to have a working dinner with the Moroccan king before returning to France Friday.

© 2010 AFP

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