What happened when Bill, Hilary Clinton visited Morocco
Just a few days ago, Bill and Hilary Clinton strolled through Marrakech’s iconic Jemaa El-Fna square, a staple for all visitors to the ochre city.
London, Sep 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The former US President Bill Clinton and his wife, former presidential candidate Hilary Clinton were in Morocco last weekend on a private visit for the birthday of Moroccan billionaire Marc Lasry but took time off to mingle with the natives and had a feel of Moroccan hospitality
With very little security aides, the influential couple visited a traditional weaving cooperative. While there, they enjoyed a traditional Moroccan breakfast of msemen (Moroccan pancakes), black olives, and Morocco’s iconic mint tea.
The couple strolled through Marrakech’s iconic Jemaa El-Fna square, a staple for all visitors to the ochre city. They posed with a snake and later looked at traditional Moroccan wares in the souk.
Larsy hosted the bash the Clintons attended at Marrakech’s most luxurious hotel, La Mamounia. The Clintons also attended Lasry’s wedding in 2017, among a host of other celebrities.
More than 300 respected figures in finance and politics from across the world were reported to have attended Larsy’s party. According to Moroccan outlet Les Eco, Marrakech’s security officials organized a meeting to decide how to best prepare for the event.
Marc Lasry was born in Marrakech on September 30, 1959. At the age of 7, his family immigrated to the US where Lasry later rose to success.
Lasry made his fortune as a pension and hedge fund manager. He is the CEO of Avenue Capital Group and co-owner of Michigan professional basketball team the Milwaukee Bucks.