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American women polo players enjoyed Morocco

American women polo players enjoyed Morocco

A group of eight American women polo players of the American Polo Association lead by its Commissioner Michael Farah enjoyed a week in Rabat and Marrakech playing Polo and to commemorate “200 years of friendship” between the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco.

Members of the American Polo Association (APA), the premiere group promoting Women in “The Sport of Kings” around the world, visited Morocco to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the American Legation in Tangier as a symbol friendship between the two countries. Rabii Benadada, the Governor for the APA in Morocco organized a four-day Women Polo event involving two teams, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. The delegation has inspired the organization of the first Moroccan women’s polo team.

The American Embassy in Rabat, Morocco greeted the American delegation the first evening at dinner with Cultural Attaché Stephen Weeks. Attaché Stephen Weeks personally gave a tour of The US Embassy exhibition, “Of Voice and Stone 200 Years of History in the American Legation Building and Morocco “at the National Library in Rabat. The exhibit features a range of historic items representing the political, security, economic, and cultural ties between Morocco and the United States- from a Lego model of the Mars Rover to Jimi Hendrix’s boots to Nawal El Moutawakel’s Olympic gold medal and track shoes. The exhibit even features a dress worn by pop star Lady Gaga.

“This exhibit tells the story of people-to-people relationships, of how ordinary Moroccans and Americans have accomplished extraordinary achievements together over the past years, decades, and centuries. Michael Farah the founder of the American Polo Association and former American Diplomat, Honorary Consul General said, “These achievements have left a permanent mark on our shared culture, in music, science, art, sports, a so many other areas.”

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