Ivanka Trump shared a touching moment with a female farmer in Morocco on Thursday during a tour of an olive grove collective in the province of Sidi Kacem.
The first daughter was warmly embraced and kissed by local olive farmer Aicha Bourkib as she arrived at the groves, before being taken on a guided tour of the farmlands, and with four women – including Bourkib – whose lives have been transformed thanks to ongoing legal changes that could allow them to inherit land.
Bourkib couldn't hold back her emotion as she with Ivanka, 38, whom she kissed on the hands, before pulling her into a tight hug. The pair then held hands as the White House advisor was led around the groves, with a guide explaining the work that the women do.
On the ground: Ivanka Trump was given a guided tour of an olive grove collective in Sidi Kacem, Morocco, on Thursday
Getting to know you: The 38-year-old was joined on the tour by Sean Cairncross, the CEO of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an organization that provides grants to developing countries to help economic growth
New friend: Ivanka formed a particularly close bond with one of the female olive farmers, Aicha Bourkib, a 59-year-old mother-of-four who greeted the first daughter with a warm hug
Embrace: Bourkib kissed Ivanka's hands, before the pair embraced
Close bond: Ivanka with four women, including Bourkib (left), whose lives have been transformed by ongoing legal changes that could allow them to inherit land
59-year-old housewife Bourkib, who is also a mother-of-four, revealed that she has planted olive trees and vegetables on land she recently bought; she also has two cows and wants to create a dairy cooperative in the village.
The mom-of-four seemed to form an instant bond with Ivanka, who looked incredible chic in a black-and-white ensemble that included an embroidered jacket, tight black pants, a black turtleneck, and a pair of sensible flat black shoes.
She finished the look with some funky orb-shaped earrings, and had the short blonde hair pulled back from the face to show off the glamorous makeup look of the day.
As well as Bourkib's warm embrace, Ivanka and her group were also with by a band of female musicians who beat drums and sung, while the first daughter danced along to the beat.
Ivanka, who arrived in Morocco on Wednesday, was joined on the tour by the trip companion Sean Cairncross, the CEO of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an independent US foreign aid agency that provides grants to developing countries to help promote economic growth, reduce poverty and strengthen institutions.
Chic: The mother-of-three is a black-and-white ensemble for the trip, pairing a belted embroidered jacket with a black turtleneck, while her hair was pulled back from her face
Greeting: Ivanka was welcomed to the olive grove collective by a group of women, including Bourkib
Conversations: The White House advisor spoke with several of the women about their work, with Bourkib revealing that she has planted olive trees and vegetables on land she recently bought
Businesswoman: The farmer also shared that she has two cows and wants to create a dairy cooperative in her village
Special tour: Ivanka beamed happily as she spoke to Bourkib, who has four children, about the work that she does on the land
And they're off: Bourkib led the first daughter by the hand as they walked around the land that she bought after legal changes in Morocco enabled women to own land
Information: At points during the tour, Ivanka looked gloomy, no doubt having learned more about the plight that many women faced before being able to buy land
Happy times: Ivanka ditched her usual heels in favor of a sensible pair or flat black shoes for the tour
Staying close: The first daughter hero hands with Bourkib as she walked around the farmlands
The pair were led around the olive groves, where Bourkib and the fellow farmers turned the land into a profitable business to help support themselves and their families.
After their tour, the pair with a larger group of female farmers, with Ivanka addressing the women during a special ceremony, speaking to them about the female-focused empowerment initiatives, and learning how their lives have been and will continue to be changed by gaining the ability to buy, own, and inherit land.
"Today I am traveling to the rural Gharb region of Morocco to meet with women beneficiaries that will be impacted by implementation or recent country titling reforms," Ivanka wrote on Twitter ahead of the day trip.
"Women's ability to own and manage property is critical to gender equality and economic empowerment."
Ivanka and Cairncross had the opportunity to take a guided tour of Rabat's old city, and they enjoyed a stroll through a medina in Sidi Kacem, before going to the olive groves.
The duo also sat down to lunch in Rabat with female business leaders – and Ivanka was pictured reaching across Cairncross to high five one of the women during the meal.
Fashion first! She showed off a slim figure in a pair or form-fitting black pants
Celebration! The group was with a band of female musicians as they arrived at the farm collective
A strong beat! Ivanka was a dancing briefly to the music before preparing to take a tour of the olive groves
Party! After the tour of the olive groves, Ivanka with more female farmers and business leaders
Saying hi! She went around the room shaking hands with all of the women who had gathered to meet with her
Important moment: Ahead of the meeting, Ivanka tweeted that 'women's ability to own and manage property is critical to gender equality and economic empowerment'
Crucial: "Today I am traveling to the rural Gharb region of Morocco to meet with women beneficiaries that will be impacted by implementation or recent country titling reforms," she added
Forming friendships: At one point, she leaned over to kiss one woman on the cheek
As well as Rabat, Ivanka and Cairncross are also due to visit Casablanca during the quick trip, during which they will meet with government officials and senior women business leaders to discuss the Trump administration's Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative.
They are due to return to D.C. on November 8.
The visit to Morocco is the third overseas trip that Ivanka has tasks this year to promote the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which was launched in February to benefit women in developing countries.
In a statement to AP, Ivanka said the kingdom of Morocco is a valued US ally that has 'duties strides' under King Mohammed VI to promote gender equality.
Back in August, she tweeted the support to the Moroccan government after the ground the process of differentiated inheritance laws, which currently say women should receive half as much as men.
The Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative has a goal of helping 50 million women in developing nations advance economically over the next six years.
Shopping? Ivanka and Cairncross strolled through a medina near to the olive grove collective
Caution: Although the duo looked relaxed and happy, they were under the careful watch of several Secret Service agents
History: The duo were also given a guided tour of Rabat's old city, before traveling to the olive grove collective
Strut your stuff: The first daughter added a pair of dark sunglasses to look like she stepped out in Rabat's old city
Tasty! Ivanka and Cairncross also sat down to lunch with several female business leaders in Rabat
You go girl! At one point during the meal, Ivanka leaned about Cairncross to high five one of the women at the table
Delicious: The group was served by a team of women wearing elegant white gloves
It is a US government-wide effort that involves the State Department, the National Security Council and other agencies. It aims to coordinate existing programs and develop new ones to help women in areas such as job training, financial support and legal or regulatory reforms.
Ivanka traveled to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast, in sub-Saharan Africa, in April and to Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay in September to promote the initiative.
The first daughter kicked off the trip to Morocco in royal fashion, sitting down to enjoy tea with Princess Lalla Meryem, who greeted the first daughter off the plane as she landed in Rabat.
The first daughter looked fresh-faced and relaxed, despite a long overnight flight from Washington, D.C. – during which she equally managed an outfit change.
She stepped onto the tarmac to meet the princess wearing a chic gray embroidered suit jacket by local designer Fadila El Gadi with coordinating pants and a pair of matching high heels, having left chilly DC in a long burgundy and tan trench coat, and a dark turtleneck .
Ivanka was pictured walking through Dulles airport on Tuesday evening looking chic in a $ 2,380 trench coat from Gabriela Hearst, while wheeling her own suitcase behind the on the way to board the commercial flight.
Welcome! Ivanka was greeted by Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco as she landed in Rabat on Wednesday morning
Tradition: Ivanka and Princess Meryem were presented with milk and dates upon their arrival. The dishes are traditionally served as a welcome snack, and are often offered at celebratory events, including weddings
In-depth: It is likely that Ivanka took the chance to discuss the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which she will promote throughout her three-day trip
Getting along famously: Both women were pictured laughing and smiling during their conversation
Clearly thrilled with the warmer weather in Rabat, Ivanka beamed happily as she stepped out of a black car that appears to have transported from the plane to the terminal, where Princess Meryem was waiting to meet her.
After a warm welcome at the airport, Ivanka was duties to enjoy a traditional Moroccan tea.
Both she and Princess Meryem were presented with milk and dates, which are often served in the country as a welcome snack, as well as at celebrations and parties.
They then sat down to enjoy tea together – during which Ivanka no doubt took the opportunity to discuss the global women's empowerment program, the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which she will promote throughout her visit to the country.
Images show the two women chatting happily together while sitting in front of a lavish spread that includes traditional Moroccan mint tea, and small silver trays or tasty treats.
Princess Meryem looked incredibly chic in an orange trouser suit, which she paired with a bright red blouse and a pair of simple black heels.
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