Friday, 07 October 2022 01:48

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) organized, on Saturday 17 September 2022, a meeting about " good governance in the management of water resources: what policies and measures to deal with the water shortage and climate change? This event is part of a consultation series with Moroccan experts in the field of water, climate change and renewable energy.

We were deeply saddened by the death, on Friday 9 September 2022, of Mr Moulay El Mehdi IDRISSI ZINI, a member of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) in the " Culture, Education and Identities " working group.

Rabat - HM King Mohammed VI, on Saturday 20 August, delivered a speech to the Nation on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People.

Mr Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and Mr Mohamed Salem Cherkaoui, President of Bayt Mal Al Qods Acharif Agency, inaugurated on Wednesday 27 July 2022 in Rabat, the exhibition "Al Qods and Palestine in the Correspondences and Speeches of the Commander of the Faithful".

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) chaired, on Monday 25 July 2022 at the Council's headquarters in Rabat, a consultation meeting to address the issue of the participation of Moroccan medical skills abroad in the development of the healthcare system in Morocco. This encounter, attended by several Moroccan doctors and professors from various countries, was held within the framework of the dynamics of the national healthcare project under the high instructions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, reflecting the framework law presented by the Minister of Health and Social Protection on the national healthcare system.

His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Commander of the Faithful, may God assist him, chaired on Wednesday 13 July 2022 a Council of Ministers whose agenda included the submission to His Majesty by the Interior Minister on the measures prepared in accordance with the High Royal Instructions on the establishment of the Commission for the Moroccan Jewish community Abroad.

His Majesty King Mohammed VI, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, chaired a Council of Ministers on Wednesday 13 July 2022 at the Royal Palace in Rabat, during which two framework legislation bills were adopted, including a framework bill submitted by the Minister of Health and Social Protection on the national healthcare system, which was designed, in accordance with the High Royal Instructions, to review the national healthcare system and ensure that it is in line with the generalization of the social protection system ordered by the King.

The CCME and the UAB have signed a scientific cooperation agreement in the domain of immigration issues in Barcelona, within the framework of their academic partnership in the field of scientific research on Moroccan immigration issues. On Wednesday 23 June 2022, the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) signed an agreement at the headquarters of the University in Barcelona.

The agreement has been signed by Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the CCME and Mr. Francisco Javier Lafuente Sancho, President of the UAB.

The purpose of this partnership between the two institutions is to encourage research on migration issues, and organise exchanges (colloquia, seminars, study days, etc…) as well as research activities on subjects of common interest.

Apart from the Secretary General of the CCME and the Rector of the UAB, the ceremony of signature of this agreement was attended by Ms. Amparo Huertas Bailén from the University of Barcelona and Mr. Mohamed Saibari of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad, who will ensure the monitoring of the agreement's implementation and the coordinating of the activities scheduled within this agreement, as well as the vice-rector for international relations and the adviser for international institutional relations at the UAB.

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Sunday, 12 June 2022 12:14

Schedule: Sunday 12th June

10.00-12.30 : CCME Matinees

10.00 - 11.30 : “Palabres sous l'arganier” : A migrant, a book, a journey

11.30 - 12.30: "The Horizons of Relationship: Translating the thought of Felwine Sarr

Speakers: Mr Mohamed Ameskane (Morocco), Felwine Sarr (Senegal/France), Mr.Khalid Lyamlahi (Morocco/USA)

Saturday, 11 June 2022 12:20

Schedule: Saturday 11th June

10.00-12.30 CCME Matinee

10.00 - 11.30: "Palabres sous l'arganier": A Migrant, a book, a journey

11.30 - 12.30: "Dhikra - Fragments of memories of the travelling migrant in Norway" Speakers: Mr Abu Amra Naser (Palestine/Norway), Mr Youssef Haji (Morocco/France), MS Najima Thay Thay Rhozali (Morocco), Mr Tarik Slaiki (Morocco)

15.00-16.00 Round tables

"The migratory work".

Book tribute to pioneering writers of migration

Speakers: Mr. Kacem Basfao (Morocco), Mr. Noureddine Bousfiha (Morocco), Ms Sanae Ghouati (Morocco), Mr. Abdellah Baida (Morocco), Mr. Kebir Mustapha Ammi (France), Mr. Hassan Bourkia (Morocco), Mr. Mustapha Bencheikh (Morocco)

16.15-17.15 An author and his books

Author: Mr. Ali Benmakhlouf (France) Introduction by Mr. Mohamed Sghir Janjar (Morocco)

17.30-19.30 Round tables

Which place for academic research on migration issues?

Speakers: Mr El Mustapha Chegdali (Morocco), Mr Ayad Ablal (Morocco), Ms Souad Kaab (Morocco), Mr Zakaria Boudhim (Morocco), Mr Jamal Fezza (Morocco)

Moderator: Mr. Mustapha El Mourabit (Morocco)

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) organized on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at the book fair in Rabat, a conference on the theme "Moroccan lawyers of the world and advocacy for the great causes of Morocco".

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad is honored welcoming you to the premiere of the film "Jean Genet, notre père des fleurs” (Our Father of Flowers), a Moroccan posthumous premiere of the late Dalila Ennadre in presence of his daughter Lylia Ennadre, daughter of the director and co-producer of the film, on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm at the Renaissance Cinema in Rabat

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The panelists were Mr Tarik Oumazzane, professor of history and international relations at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, Ms Hanane Abouhakim, Ph.D. in chemical and process engineering and research associate at Buckinghamshire University in the United Kingdom,Mr Hamza Taouzzale, mayor of Westminster in London and holder of a Master's degree in political science, and Mr Khalid Lyamlahy, an Engineer and PhD in Medieval and Modern Languages from Oxford University as well as a Professor at the University of Chicago, hosted the event and answered questions from Ms Souad Talsi, a member of the CCME in Britain and founder of the Al-Hassaniya Center based in London.

Friday, 10 June 2022 08:43

Schedule for Friday, June 10

10.00-12.30 CCME Matinées
10.00 - 11.30 : Palabres sous l'arganier : A migrant, a book, a journey
11.30 - 12.30: "Dhikra - Fragments of living memories of the migrant traveller in Norway
Speakers: Alexandra Smith (Sahar) Jones (Iraq/Norway), Youssef Haji (Morocco), Tarik Slaiki (Morocco)

Thursday, 09 June 2022 09:42

Schedule for Thursday, June 9

10.00-12.30 CCME Matinees

10.00 - 11.30: Palavers under the argan tree: A migrant, a book, a journey

11.30 - 12.30: Round table: "Listening to the African diaspora: immigration, creativity and engagement.

Speakers: Ms Aminata Pagni (Ivory Coast/Morocco), Mr.El Hadj Gassama (Senegal-France), Mr. Frederic Ebami (Cameroon-France)

Moderator: Mr Khalid Lyamlahy (USA)

"English Approaches: Civic Participation of Minorities in Britain and the United States" is the theme of the roundtable, held Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in the CCME stand at the Book Fair.

 

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of CCME recently had a meeting with Mr. Alain Olivier, Director General of the Quebec Office in Morocco at the Council's headquarters in Rabat.

Wednesday, 08 June 2022 09:41

Schedule Wednesday 8th June

10.00-12.30 CCME Matinees

10.00 - 11.30 : Palavers under the Argan tree: A migrant, a book, a journey

11.30 - 12.30 : From Pop Art to Graphic Novels Speaker: Mr.Fredéric Ebami (Cameroon/France) Moderation: Mr. Younes Foudil (Morocco)

Tuesday, 07 June 2022 09:27

Schedule: Tuesday 7 June

10.00-12.30 CCME Matinees

10.00 - 11.30 : Palavers under the argan tree: A migrant, a book, a journey

11.30 - 12.30 : The sub-Saharan diaspora - state of play and socio-economic issues

Speaker: Mr. Mar Fall (Senegal/France) Moderator: Mr. Younes Foudil (Morocco)

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) organized on Monday, June 6, 2022, a round table on the issue of "Migration and Social Sciences".

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) organised, on Sunday 5 June 2022 at the Book Fair in Rabat, a panel discussion on the theme "South-South Cooperation: intellectual contributions of African diasporas". Mr. Anthony Ontita Mochama (Kenya), lawyer and journalist, Ms. Munira Abdullahi Hussein (Ethiopia), microbiology doctor and writer, and Ms. Toyin Bibitayo Ajao (Nigeria), doctor of political science and writer, participated in the discussion, which was moderated by the Moroccan diplomat and professor Mokhtar Ghambou.

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and Mr. Mohamed Salem Cherkaoui, President of the Bayt Mal Al Qods Acharif Agency, inaugurated on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at the Agency's stand at the book fair, the exhibition "Al Qods and Palestine in the Correspondences and Speeches of the Commander of the Faithful".

Monday, 06 June 2022 10:56

Schedule : Monday 06 June

Sunday, 05 June 2022 16:33

Sunday 05th June

"Migration and development: how do African diasporas view their contributions? was the focus of the workshop that took place Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the stand of the CCME in the Book Fair.

The CCME hosted a round-table on "Migration policies and African diasporas: experiences and prospects", Friday 3 June 2022.

Saturday, 04 June 2022 10:11

The Saturday 4th June Schedule

10.00-12.30 CCME ‘s Mornings

10.00 - 11.30 : Palavers under the argan tree: A migrant, a book, a journey

Speakers: Mr. Elias Suhail (Morocco/England), Ms Souad Talsi (Morocco/England)

11.30 - 12.30: "Journey and work

Speaker: Ms Diogène Ntarindwa (Rwanda/France) Moderation: Mr. Habib Samrakandi (Morocco/France)

The CCME's programme at the 27th edition of the SIEL was launched on Friday 3 June 2022 from the Council's stand.

The Council of the Moroccan community abroad (CCME) takes part in the 27th edition in the International Publishing and Book Fair (SIEL) held in Rabat, from 3 to 12 June 2022.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) is organizing this Friday, May 13, 2022, at the Council's seat in Rabat from 10:00 to 13:00, a scientific seminar based on a comprehensive study under the title "Moroccan Migrant Women: Trajectories, itineraries and modes of integration", written by the sociologist and expert in migration, Mrs. Fatima Ait Ben Lmadani. This publication is part of a new collection entitled "Les notes du Conseil".

Based on the main scientific studies on the migration of Moroccan women and the author's work (who published in 2018 the French written book: “la vieillesse illégitime ? Migrantes marocaines ou les chemins sinueux de la reconnaissance), this new publication restores the historical stages of these migrations, highlighting several blind spots and hidden phenomena such as the emigration, as early as the 1960s, of single women.

The synthesis also analyzes the most recent changes in these migrations (family reunification, entry into working life, seasonal migrations, globalization of destinations, etc.), highlighting the discrimination and prejudices suffered by these migrants. After an analysis of the public policies carried out towards migrant women, Ms. Ait Ben Lmadani makes several proposals, including the preservation of the memory of migrant women, the development of academic research and a more resolute action in defense of their rights.

The meeting assembles experts in women's migration from Morocco, France, Belgium and the United Kingdom.

Rabat - In preparation for the launch of the Marhaba 2022 operation, a total of 32 ships have been mobilized on all the shipping lines linking Moroccan ports to Spanish, French and Italian ports, the Ministry of Transport and Logistics announced Saturday 7 may 2022.

These ships will have a total capacity of about 478,000 passengers and 123,000 cars and will ensure 571 weekly trips, the Ministry said in a statement, following a meeting of the Moroccan-Spanish Joint transit Commission that took place on Thursday in Rabat.

The meeting focused on the operational arrangements put in place by the two parties to ensure the fluidity of travel and the best quality of service offered to the Moroccans living abroad.

Twenty-three ships will be assigned to the shipping lines with Spain, which account for 95% of passenger traffic, 14 of which will carry passengers on the Tanger Med-Algeciras line. Two ships will be assigned to transport goods (trucks), the statement said.

These ships can ensure 47 daily trips with a capacity of about 40,000 passengers and 11,000 cars, i.e. a 4% increase compared to 2019, it added.

Ticket booking will also be introduced on all the shipping lines participating in the operation Marhaba 2022, including the routes of "Tangier Med/Algeciras" and "Tangier city/Tarifa", in order to control the number of passengers and take the necessary measures to ensure a smooth traffic flow between the two shores, the Ministry said.

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Madrid - Miguel Angel Puyol, head of the Center for Hispanic-Moroccan Studies, highlighted on Saturday Morocco's role in the fight against illegal immigration, saying that the Kingdom is taking a comprehensive and humanistic approach for the benefit of Spain and Europe.

"Morocco's role in managing migratory flows is very important. Morocco, which also bears the brunt of illegal migration, takes a comprehensive and effective approach," Puyol told MAP.

The Spanish expert in Maghreb affairs commended the meeting held Friday in Rabat of the Permanent Spanish-Moroccan Group on Migration, which confirmed the resolve of both countries to move forward in their relationship.

The conclusions of this meeting will give a new impetus to a "necessary and beneficial" cooperation for Spain and the whole of Europe, Puyol explained.

"Besides Spain, the European Union is also called upon to support and assist Morocco in dealing with this global phenomenon with multinational dimensions," the expert added.

"Joint action" is fundamental to curb the maneuvers of the mafias operating in this area, he said.

The president of the Center for Hispanic-Moroccan Studies commended the resumption of the "Marhaba" operation, scheduled for this summer after two years of interruption due to the health crisis caused by the spread of Covid-19.

This is a large-scale operation that has an important human component linking two friendly and neighboring peoples, he stated.

The Permanent Moroccan-Spanish Group on Migration convened Friday in Rabat under the chairmanship of Khalid Zerouali, Wali Director of Migration and Border Surveillance at the Ministry of Interior, and Spanish Secretary of State for Migration, Jesus Perea Cortijo.

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HM King Mohammed VI on Friday sent a speech to the 6th European Union-African Union Summit, which is held in Brussels.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and the International University of Rabat (UIR) are holding a joint seminar on Tuesday 8 February 2022 from 9am to 6pm on the topic of "Minors on the move: Dynamics, Public Policies and Rights".

The Council of the Moroccan Community -living- Abroad (CCME) has recently published the book "Breaking the violent silence", published by the Center "Al Hasaniya". It features testimonials from abused women, generally domestic, gathered and assembled by activists of the London-based NGO.

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), has been designated chairman of the jury of the 19th edition of the National Grand Prix of the press, held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in Rabat at a ceremony hosted by Mr. Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid, the minister of youth, culture and communication.

In the context of the partnership agreement signed between the Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME) and the Faculty of Legal, Economic and Social Sciences (FSJES)-Agdal of Mohammed V University in Rabat, and on the occasion of the 46th anniversary of the Glorious Green March, CCME and FSJES-Agdal are initiating a series of training conferences on the issue of "The Moroccan Sahara: truth and history ".

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) has donated several books in both Spanish and French to the Islamic Library (AECID) of Madrid.

This selection is part of the CCME's institutional library with over 200 publications on Moroccan migration, its actors and changes.

Several of the council's activities have emphasized the key role of Moroccan academics in Spain in reinforcing cultural ties between our two countries, making it essential to promote partnerships and exchanges with institutions such as the Islamic Library (AECID) in Madrid and CCME.

The CCME is a consultative and prospective institution that is placed under the authority of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and is in charge of the monitoring and the evaluation of the Kingdom's public policies towards its citizens living abroad. Its main mission is to provide advice in order to ensure the protection of Moroccans living abroad, to reinforce their contribution to the economic, social and human development of the country and to strengthen the relations of friendship and cooperation between Morocco and the country of their residence.

The Islamic Library of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) is a national and international reference in the field of its specialty, namely the Arab world and Islam. It addresses the needs and information requests of its users through the update of its bibliographical resources and with specialized bibliographical information services, home and inter-library loans and the dissemination of its collections. In 2015, the library received the Unesco-Sharjah Prize and the Ibn Arabi-Hikma Prize in 2019.

By Mohamed Saâd BOUYAFRI (MAP)

Rabat - An effective public policy towards Moroccans living abroad (MRE) is a strategic necessity that allows to mobilize skills and strengthen the roles that this category is called to play in the development of the Kingdom, said the Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), Mr. Abdellah Boussouf.

The right to access information is guaranteed by law.

Law 31.13 on the right of access to information came into force on March 12, 2019 in Morocco.

- Law 31.13 on the right of access to information. Download

- Guide to Law 31.13, developed by the Department of Administration Reform - Ministry of Economy, Finance and Administration Reform. Download

In accordance with this law, the CCME has designated officials in charge of receiving and processing access to information requests and has set up an internal cell to support them.

- Decision appointing CCME officials responsible for processing and receiving access to information requests. Download

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Monday, 14 June 2021 09:38

Statement by the Royal Office

Rabat - Here follows a statement by the Royal Office.

As part of the agreement between the CCME and Al Akhawayn University, the Ibn Khaldoun Centre for Immigration and Citizenship Studies organized in Ifrane, from 28 to 30 May 2021, a series of study days gathering experts and researchers on the theme "Migration dynamics in today's world: actual issues and perspectives of research".

Fez - Here follows a statement by the Royal Office.

"HM King Mohammed VI chaired, on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at the Royal Palace in Fez, the presentation ceremony of the general report of the Ad-hoc Committee for the Development Model (CSMD), and granted on this occasion an audience to Chakib Benmoussa, president of this Committee, who presented to the Sovereign a copy of the report.

The first spring session of social sciences organized by the faculty of Humanities of the University Al Akhawayn and the faculty of Letters and Humanities of the University Mohamed V of Rabat opened on Friday, April 9, 2021, in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME).

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and Mr. Karim Amor, President of "MeM by CGEM" (Moroccan Entrepreneurs of the World at the General Confederation of Moroccan Businesses), signed a cooperation agreement in Casablanca.

This agreement aims to federate the efforts of both institutions to mobilize Moroccan skills abroad to invest in Morocco and contribute to the economic development of the country.

Addressing the meeting, Boussouf said that patriotism and strong sense of attachment of Moroccans in the world are a strong advantage for Morocco in attracting international talent and exploring global markets, as shown in the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.

" Wealth is created through achieving regional development, which gives an important function to the Moroccan community because of its strong roots in its original regions. The engagement of young Moroccan investors worldwide with projects will be backed and mentored by the CGEM," he explained.

In joining forces with the CGEM, the idea is not only to put Moroccans from abroad at the centre of the national debate on the economic development of the country, but also to support them at the regional level. Different financial mechanisms of support are in place. It is a question of ensuring the systematic involvement of all Moroccans, regardless of where they live.

For his part, Mr. Karim Amor said he was honored to join forces with the CCME "which for us represents, by its experience, a useful complement to our experience". "As a representative of the private sector in Morocco and of Region 13, bringing together the country's dynamic forces abroad, we are offering the MeMs the opportunity to show, by action, their desire to contribute to the Moroccan economy, in particular through business-to-business partnerships and the mentoring of experienced entrepreneurs".

Enjoying a 14-year experience in the migration issue and the debates it raises both in Morocco and in the host countries and within the international bodies, the CCME will regularly provide its expertise to the CGEM, especially on the profile of Moroccan Entrepreneurs and Global High Potentials.

On the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, and out of our duty to the Moroccans living abroad and the necessity to reinforce the links between them and their motherland, Awacer TV, part of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), is launching a new and exclusive programme schedule for the year 2021.

The Diplomatic Foundation hosted, on Tuesday 30 March 2021 in Rabat, a session on dialogue with Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), with the attendance of several ambassadors to Morocco and representatives of diplomatic institutions.

We have learned with sadness of the passing away of Mr Boussouf Bouziane, brother of Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad,on Tuesday morning, January 12, 2021.

Under these painful circumstances, we express our most sincere condolences and compassion to MrBoussouf and his family. May the Almighty grant him his holy mercy.

We are to God and to Him we will return.

A delegation of collective actors and representatives of a Group of Moroccan parties in Europe visited the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, where they were received by Mr Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary-General of the Council.

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), was the special guest of the direct broadcast held Monday, December 21, 2020 by the CCME web TV Awacer.

" The polisario, security and terrorist threats: from international law to geopolitical challenges "is the subject of the fourth direct broadcast organized by the CCME web TV Awacer as part of its programming on the occasion of International Migrants Day.

Mr José Maria Gil, expert in terrorism issues, international security and director of the International Observatory of Security in Spain, Mr Lorenzo Penas Roldan, international terrorism and security lawyer, were the hosts of this meeting that was moderated by Mr. Hatim Bouazza, research professor at the King Juan Carlos University in Madrid (Spain).

The contributions of the panelists identified the historical dimensions of the sahara "issue" since 1976. They especially highlighted the contribution of Morocco in the region's development, its capacity to defend its national sovereignty in peace and the respect of international law. The focus was on the latest developments of the United States recognizing the Moroccan Sahara.

Lorenzo Penas Roldan, who is the only Spanish lawyer to have been involved in the legal defense of the families of the 11 victims of Gdeim Izik, asserts that his country has never recognized the "polisario state". "There is a fundamental problem, and it is reflected in the sahrawi population' s confusion with the polisario. This is the main problem that we are facing in Spain. Adding, there is no proper media and propaganda that would enable our citizens to understand that a terrorist armed group like the polisario front has no connection with the sahrawis," he explained.

"The exploitation of events by the polisario is a historical fact. It happened this year, for example, in Guerguerat, coinciding with the date of the Green March, and I also remember the incident that occurred during the visit of the United Nations Committee, these are actions that have been repeated every year for decades".

For Lorenzo Penas Roldan, recognizing the Morocco’s Sovereignty today is the realization of justice and truth and the crowning achievement of a historical process that attests that the polisario has only fomented unrest and hatred for decades while Morocco has acted in accordance with the provisions of international law as a sovereign and respectable state.

Regarding the U.S. recognition of Morocco's sovereignty over its southern provinces, he commented: "Everyone recognizes the weight of a country like the United States on the international political scene. Their recognition of the Moroccan sahara is a support for the position of King Mohammed VI, a historic and legitimate position. More than that, it is a decision that implies that the international community will take a step forward to finally reach the one and only possible solution from a legal point of view, that of the autonomy plan".

For Lorenzo Penas Roldan, recognizing the Moroccanness of the Sahara today is the realization of justice and truth and the crowning achievement of a historical process that attests that the Polisario has only fomented unrest and hatred for decades while Morocco has acted in accordance with the provisions of international law as a sovereign and respectable state.

Regarding the US recognition of Morocco's sovereignty over its southern provinces, he commented: "Everyone recognises the weight of a country like the United States in the international political arena. Their recognition of the Moroccanness of the sahara is a support for the position of King Mohammed VI, a historical and legitimate position. More than that, it is a decision that implies that the international community will take a step forward to finally reach the one and only possible solution from a legal point of view, that of the autonomy plan".

Mr José Maria Gil, as an expert on terrorism issues, explained that "the Polisario is acting to maintain a violent situation that will eventually erupt throughout the region. If the situation worsens from this point of view, we have to ask ourselves the following question: what experience have we gained today in this region? The answer is that jihadist terrorism has been able to interfere in the conflicts in the region".

In this context, "Morocco is the only actor in the region capable of ensuring stability and security". According to the Spanish expert, "this explains the decision of the United States of America which has formally recognised that the Moroccan position is the most reasonable and concrete".

For him, "the recognition of the Moroccan nature of the Saraha by the American Administration is strong, but in order to explain it we must remember the context of the historical relationship between Morocco and the USA": "this is the oldest relationship that America has had. Morocco was also the first country to recognise the independence of the United States, hence this extremely important relationship".

 

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"Moroccans living abroad: which policies to ensure the migrants rights? "is the issue of the broadcast organized, Saturday, December 19, 2020, by the CCME web tv Awacer. Mr. Mokhtar Ferdaoussi, member of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and lawyer in France, Mr.Mohamed Aderghal, geographer and professor at the University Mohammed V in Rabat, Mr.Omar Smaoli, gerontologist and director of the Observatory of Gerontological Migration in France (OGMF) participated in this meeting moderated by Ms Souad Talsi MBE, member of the CCME and founder of Al-Hassaniya Moroccan women's Center in England.

On the occasion of International Migrants Day and International Arabic Language Day, the CCME’s digital platform Awacer TV organized, on Friday 18 December 2020, a live broadcast on the theme "when languages combine with the Arabic language to bring people together".

"Migration, an opportunity for humanity? "is the theme of the round-table organized by the CCME’s web Tv Awacer on Thursday 17 December 2020, on the International Day of the Migrant celebrated on 18 December each year.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) will organize a giant dictation and a broadcast to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity on 18 December 2020 at 6:30 pm on the occasion of the International Day of the Arabic Language.

The Faculty of Legal, Economic and Social Sciences (FSJES) in Rabat hosted, Monday, November 30, 2020, the signing of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) for training on advocacy on the Moroccan Sahara.

Rabat - The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) will launch, Monday 30 November 2020, a training project designed to qualify Moroccans living abroad on the advocacy of the Moroccan Sahara.

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 23:20

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Two Belgium female ministers from Moroccan origin have been nominated in the Belgium Government of the new prime minister Alexander De Croo. Belgium’s new federal administration was sworn in on Thursday ,1st October 2020, before King Philippe Leopold, giving the country its first complete federal governments in two years.

We learned with much sadness the passing -Sunday, September 27, 2020 - of Mr Hamid Bichri’s mother. Mr. Bichri is a member of the "citizenship and political participation" working group within the Council of the Moroccan Community -living- Abroad (CCME).

Al Hoceima - HM King Mohammed VI delivered, on Thursday, a speech to the Nation on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People.

Here follows the full text of the royal speech:

Mr Abdellah Boussouf, the Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan community -living- abroad (CCME) pressed for the establishment of a national agency dedicated to qualified Moroccans living abroad, during the National Migrant Day celebrated every 10thAugust.

Sarah El Hairy (31) a French politician from Moroccan origin, has been nominated, sunday 26 July 2020, secretary of state in charge of Youth and Engagement in the new French government.

Ilham El Khallouki (18) succeeded in obtaining her degree with the maximum “average” (20.20) in France. She lives in the neighborhood of Paris. The young woman, born in the Moroccan city of Sefrou and grew up in France with her mother. She got her diploma at the European high school in Villers-Cotterêts.

«Extremism, globalization and post-narrative history », was the theme of the opening session of the first spring edition of the University of human sciences of Rabat. The Meeting took place on 22 April 2019 at the Education science Faculty (FSE).

Rabat - HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, delivered on Saturday at the Esplanade of the Hassan Mosque in Rabat a speech on the occasion of the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Morocco.

Mr Abdellah Boussouf, secretary general of the council of the moroccan community living abroad (CCME), said that the living together was the keystone of the moroccan way of life, during the political TV show "Moubachara maakoum" aired wednesday 27 mars 2019. The program’s main subject was about the Pope’s François two days visit to Morocco on March 30 and 31.

The Mohammed First university of the eastern city of Oujda organizes, in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan community living abroad (CCME), the Ministry of Foreign affairs, charged with the moroccans living and the regional council of the Eastern part of Morocco, an international symposium on « linternational migration in the African context : current realities and challenges ». The two day meeting takes place march 27 and 28 2019 at the university of de Medecine and Pharmacy of the city.

The Council of the Mocroccan community living abroad (CCME) participates to the  Moroccan programming of the second edition of the Maghreb Film Festival of Quebec.

The opening of the exhibition « Christians in Morocco : living-together » took place on first spring’s day (20 March 2019), at the Direction of Morocco’s Archives in Rabat. 

The Direction of Morocco’s Archives organizes in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan Community living abroad from 20 march to 30 may 2019 under the High Patronage of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, an exhibition on « Christians in Morocco : living-together ». 

The Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME) took part in a day-long seminar on "Post-migration" organized on 8 March, 2019 by the Aix -Marseille (CIELAM) interdisciplany  Center of research and literature in Aix-Marseille (France). 

The photography exhibition " Morocco, in an instant"  will take place in Codoba from 7th June to 23 september 2019. Organized by Casa Arabe and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID) in Madrid, from June 7 to September 23, 2018 , the very successful exhibition had made a long stop in Sevilla place from November 28, 2018 to January 21, 2019.

The round table on "Experiences of administering local diversity",  was attended by Ms Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, former French minister and politician, and Roland Ries, Mayor of Strasbourg (France), who answered Moroccan journalist Amine Boushaba's questions . 

The last round table of the day gathered on "Media and the image of Morocco abroad" gatherd journalists gathered Mr Zouhir Louassini (Italy), Ms Fadoua Massat (USA), Mr Anas Bouslamti (United Arab Emirates), Mr Mustapha Tossa (France) and Nabil Bouhajra who responded to Mr Mohammed Saibari (journalist/CCME).

The Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME) organized, Saturday, February 16, 2019 a round table on the "Globalization of Moroccan culture in the digital age". The meeting was moderated by Mr Mohammed Moussaoui, CCME member and gathered MsFatna El Hamrit, Ms Mariame Tighanimine, Ms Sofia Kacim.  

Sunday, 17 February 2019 09:22

SIEL : program, Sunday February 17th

10.00-12.30

Youth matinees

14h45-16h45

The Agora meetings

"Dealing with diversity in the city"

Speakers: Mrs Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Mr Roland Riesand Mr Abdellah Boussouf

The round table "Dealing with Diversity in the City", gathers politicians and cultural decision-makers, who will try ntably to share successful their experiences work on  diversity, the efforts made to promote cultural relations, interculturality in local policies and strategies.

17h00-18h00

CCME publications

- "Voyage en France", Mohamed Saad Zemmouri

- "The Catholic Church in Morocco under the French protectorate Rabat-Paris-Rome or the clash of logics (1912-1956)", Moussa Marguich

Moderator: Mrs Najat Azmy

Travel in France

This book translated by Al Hachimi Al Hashtouki Naciri the secretary of Caid Goundafi who went to France among many Moroccan dignitaries to attend in 1926 the historic inauguration of the Muslim institut of Paris Paris (Grand Mosque), presided by Sultan Moulay Youssef and President Gaston Doumergue.

The Catholic Church in Morocco under the French protectorate

This study seeks to describe, in the colonial context, the mechanisms determining the relations between the political and ecclesiastical power.

Saturday, 16 February 2019 07:30

SIEL : program, Saturday February 16th

10.00-12.30

Youth Matinee

 

14h00-15h15

CCME publications

  "مغاربة العالم, أنموذج عمالة رونو", Khalid Ouassou, Mostafa Idbihi (testimony)

 

The Literary hour

"Tangellois, no, perhaps! , by Amidou Si M'Hammed

Moderator: Mr Mohamed Anouar Haidour

 

15h30-17h15

The Agora meetings

 

"Globalization of Moroccan culture in the digital age"

Speakers: Ms Fatna El Hamrit, Ms Mariame Tighanimine, Ms Sofia Kacim and Mr Nabil Bouhajra,

Moderator: Mr Mohammed Moussaoui

 

17h30-19h15

The Agora meetings

«Media and the image of Morocco abroad»

Speakers: Mr Zouhir Louassini, Mr Fadoua Massat, Mr Anas Bouslamti and Mr Mustapha Tossa

Moderator: Mr Mohamed Saibari (CCME)

Friday, 15 February 2019 17:51

Plural identity and civil engagement

A round table on "Plural identity and civil engagement" took place Friday 15 ferbruary at the CCME stand. Parcticipated to this meeting : Mr Ahmed El Khannouss (Belgium), Ms Nessrin Mr El Hachlaf Bensaid (Spain) and MsFatima Orsatelli (France). It was moderated by Mr Zouhir Louassini (journalist).

Friday, 15 February 2019 07:30

SIEL : program, Friday, February 15

10.00-12.30

Youth matinees

 

15.00-16.15

The Agora appointments

"Multiple identities and citizen commitment"

Speakers: Mr Rachid Benzine, Mr Khaled Chaouki, Mr Ahmed El Khannouss and Ms Nessrin El Hachlaf Bensaid

Moderator: Mrs.Fatima Orsatelli

The round table "plural identities and citizen commitment" proposes to focus on the added value of dual membership in political engagement abroad and understand the importance of preserving cultural diversity to cope with the challenges of the world, political and religious extremism.

16.30-18.00

Journeys

Moroccan women and politicians of the world: cross-cultural experiences

Speakers: Ms. Nadia El Yousfi, Ms. Salwa El Gharbi, Mr. Mustapha Laabid and Mr. Rachid Moktadir

Moderator: Mr Abdelghani Dades

The round table "Moroccan men and women politicians of the world: cross experiences" would like to highlight the singularity of the courses that will take part, elected representatives from the cultural diversity of various European countries.

18h15-19h15

"The literary hour"

- "Illegitimate old age? Elder Moroccan migrant women or the difficult paths of recognition » ", by Ms. Fatima Ait Ben Lmadani, Bouregreg Publishing

- "Between the Hammer and the Anvil" Documentary, Al Hassania Moroccan Women's Center (Ms. Souad Talsi)

Moderator: Ms Amina Ennceiri

The round-table on "The sense of Moroccan style in world" will gather Albert Oiknine, Faouzi Skali, Younes Duret and Souhail Serghini. The meeting is moderated by Aziz Rifki (CCME).

Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:53

Round table: "Plural Morocco "

The meeting  on "Plural Morocco" was conducted by the researchers Mr Mohammed Hatmi, Mr Mohamed Reda Boudchar, Mr Mohammed Ahmed Ghayn and Lahoucine Bouyaakoubi  was moderated by Mr Jaouad Achakouri, Project Manager at the CCME.

Thursday, 14 February 2019 07:30

SIEL : program, thursday, February 14

10.00-12.30

Youth Matinees

 

14h00-14h45

Signing session

"The Besieged Child" and "The Song of the Hoope", M'hammed Mellouki, Marsam Editions

15h00-17h00

The Agora meetings

"Morocco’s plurality"

Speakers: Mohammed Hatmi, Mohamed Reda Boudchar, Mohammed Ahmed Ghayn and Lahoucine Bouyaakoubi

Moderator: Jaouad Achakouri

During this meeting, we will discuss affluents and components that have contributed to the enrichment of the culture of Moroccans for centuries, and dedicated a cultural specificity that covers many areas

17h15-19h15

Course

"Moroccan savoir-vivre throughout the world"

Speakers: Albert Oiknine, Faouzi Skali, Younes Duret and Souhail Serghini

Moderated by Aziz Rifki

During this meeting, the participants will discuss the tributaries  and components that have contributed to the enrichment of the Moroccan culture for centuries.

The last meeting of Wednesday, gathered the authors of "The wind starts blowing, death in exile" by Abdelhamid El Bayouki (Spain) and "Prayers on high seas, memories of an illegal migrant" by Mohamed Doublali (Italy) . The round table was moderated by Mr Hamid Bichri( CCME) moderated and attended by Professor Mohamed Mokhtari (United Arab Emirates).

During this meeting, Mr Mostafa Chendid (Denmark), Mr Khalid Ghazali (Italy), Mr Youssef Sbai (Italy) ), and Mr Mustapha El Mourabit (CCME) will discuss the "Religious culture among Muslims in Europe: sources and transmissions". The meeting will be wil moderated  by Mr Abdellah Redouane (CCME member).

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:53

Books: Singular migration journeys

The second meeting of the day, reviewed three books published by the CCME: "course of the Moroccans of the Gulf countries", "course of the Moroccans of the Netherlands" produced by the digital Newspaper Hespress and "memory of suitcases" written by Ms Rachida El Ansari Zaki.

Two new Books have been presented during this fist meetings : Abdelhak El Kouani's "Contemporary legislation of Muslims in Europe" and "the different images of Moroccan Culture in the German and Swiss Works from 1830 to 1911 (Comparative Study)" by Redouane Daoui. Mr Mohamed Kharchich, member of the CCME, moderated the debate.

The last meeting of the day  “the legal status of Moroccans living abroad ". The round table gathered  Mr Mohamed Benyahya, Mr Ahmed Bouachik, professors at Mohammed V University in Rabat Ms Imane El Malki, magistrate at the Court of appeal and cassation. The meeting was moderated  moderated by Mohamed El Firdaoussi, a member of the CCME and a lawyer in France.  His Excellency Mr. Marc Trenteseau, Ambassador of Belgium to Morocco took part to the round table.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) organized, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, a round table on "the role and place of the Moroccans of the livins abroad ine  the region of Souss-Massa ". Mr Mohamed Charef, Mr Safini Brahim, Mr Jamal Lhoussain and Mr Ahmed Ezzahidi.  The meeting was moderated by Mr. Abdellatif Maroufi, researcher in economics and migration.

The first round table organized on Monday, February 11, 2019 gathered Mr Jamal Bouoiyour (France), Mr Jean Baptiste Meyer (France), Mr Aouatif El Fakir (France), Mr Rachid Aouine (Morocco) and Ms Aouatef Khelloqi (France-Morocco). The meeting was  moderated by Faouzi Lakhdar-Ghazal, member of the CCME.

Monday, 11 February 2019 07:30

SIEL : program, Monday 11 february 2019

10.00-12.30

Youth matinee

 

15h00-17h00

The Agora meetings

"Development projects in Morocco: In which fields do Moroccans living abroad invest?"

Speakers: Jamal Bouoiyour, Jean Baptiste Meyer, Aouatif El Fakir, Rachid Aouine and Aouatef Khelloqi

Moderator: Faouzi Lakhdar-Ghazal

This round table will dedicated to how Moroccans abroad contribute to the development of Morocco.

 

17h15-19h15

The Agora meetings

"Moroccans living abroad: the experience of "homecoming"

Speakers: Ms Mouna Louhamane, Ms Mahjouba Tridi, Mr Mohamed Ezzouak, Mr Ramzi Ammou, Mr Nabil Brouz and 

Moderator: Ms Ghislaine El Abid

The myth of the return (home),  will be discussed during this 2nd meeting of the evening.Essentially,  the "return" of these generations born in Morocco or abroad, who decide to live in Morocco. The question being asked is : Should we continue to talk about the return/coming back of someone born abroad who in fact has never left ?

The second round table of this Sunday, February 10, 2019 celles the Moroccans living abroad to talk about their concerns and ambitions. Nora Noor (Belgium), Izza Genini (France), Hélène Meyer (France), David Serero (United States) and Mustapha Zoufri (Belgium) took part to this meeting. David Serero, French-moroccan opera singer (Baryton) sang the Moroccan national anthem.

The Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME) organized Sunday, February 10, 2019 a round table on the plurality on the language creativity of the o Moroccan writers living abroad. Participated to this round table : Ms Nadia Dala (Belgium), Ms Esther Bendahan (Spain), Ms Intissar Haddiya (Morocco), Mr Kamal Benkirane (Canada), and Majid Blal (Canada). The meeting was moderated by Mina Rhouch, a CCME member.

Sunday, 10 February 2019 07:30

SIEL : program, Sunday, February 10 2019

10.00-12.30

Youth matinees

14h00-14h45

Signing session

 "الريف والبحر الأبيض المتوسط 1830 - 1926", Mohamed Ahmiane, Bouregreg Editions, CCME Collection

Ahmiane Mohamed: Professor of Contemporary History at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Mohammed Premier University, Oujda, and member of the Moroccan Association for Historical Research. He has participated in numerous conferences and national and international meetings, and has published articles and studies in peer-reviewed scientific journals, both in Morocco and abroad.

15h00-17h00

The meetings of the Agora

"Moroccan writers living abroad and the linguitstic pluralism "

Speakers: Esther Bendahan, Majid Blal, Kamal Benkirane, Intissar Haddiya and Nadia Dala

Moderator: Mina Rhouch

This CCME round table gathers a panel of writers from around the world who have chosen to write in different languages and create a new Moroccan literary production.

17h15-19h15

Journeys of writers

"Moroccan artists of the world: inspirations and aspirations"

Speakers: Izza Genini, David Serero, Nora Noor, Mustapha Zoufri and Hélène Meyer

Moderator: Driss Rahaoui

This round table on  « Moroccan artists around he wold: pathways, inspirations and aspirations », which gathers several Moroccan artists  will talk about the evolution of the migration and the Moroccan creation and its plural identities.

The (CCME) organized, a round table on « the culture of origin in the writing of the Moroccans living abroad ».

Saturday, 09 February 2019 08:41

SIEL : program, Saturday 9th February 2019

10h00-12h30

Youth matinees

The CCME organizes every matinee during the book fair, morning trainings for the youngsters. During this edition, four subjects will be given: « Islam within us », a didactical game produced by the CCME, « The Moroccan personality », « with the guest » and «theatre and improvisation »

14h00-14h45

Signing session

« الحلم الإيطالي », « زمن الخوف » Charki Bakrine

15h00-17h00

The Agora meetings

« The culture of origin in the writings of the Moroccans living abroad »

The meeting will notably try to deepen the discussion about culture but also its contradictions and its impact on the improvement of the different cultural areas. The Participants are : the writer Mohamed Ahroba (Germany),the novelist and writer Rachid Santaki (France), Mr. Dahiri Mohamed, professor and writer (Spain), the French-Moroccan writer Hamisultane Maï-Do, and the writer and journalist Maati Kabbal.

17h15-19h00

The second part of the evening, will deal with « the Moroccan culture in Africa and in the Arab world » . The participants : Mr Driss El Ganbouri, Mr Ismail Regragui Ould Dahah and Mr Sidi Mohamed el Farsi who will discuss the millennial relationship between the Kingdom and the Arab and African world.

Friday, 08 February 2019 23:59

Success stories of Moroccans living abroad

The second meeting of the day dealt with the theme success stories of moroccans who achieved their dreams. Every participant recounted his pathway to success.

The first round table of the CCME, was introduced by Mr Mustapha El Mourabit who said that thanks to their cultural legacy, the Moroccans living aboad, are creative, inspiring and known for their openness. He gave Spain as the most telling example, a country where the Moroccan community is part of Spain’s history.

Thursday, 07 February 2019 23:34

SIEL : program, Friday 8th February 2019

15h00-17h00

The CCME inaugurates its participation in this 25th edition of the International Book and Publishing Fair with the "Agora's Meetings".

This inaugural meeting, whose topic is: "Moroccan culture beyond borders: realities and challenges", will try to understand the foreign cultural actor's view on the Moroccan culture in some countries of residence, through an institutional debate on the reality and prospects of Moroccan culture beyond borders. The attendants will try to examine how to develop the cultural production of the Moroccans living abroad, and strengthen Morocco's receptiveness to their cultural productions.

The round table will bring together Mr. Abdellah Boussouf (Secretary General of CCME), Mr Mohamed El Araj (Moroccan Minister of Culture and Communication) and Mr Pedro Martinez Avial (Director General of Casa Arabe in Madrid) will be moderated by Mr.Mustapha El Mourabit (CCME)

17H15 to 19H00

The second meeting of the day entitled "Pathways" will deal with the topic « success stories of Moroccans around the world » and analyze some unique experiences achieved in the countries where they live. 

The roundtable brings together Ms. Hanane Benkhallouk, Mr. Paul Dahan, Mr Noureddine Fatty, Mr Rachid Hanbali and will be moderated by Ms. Ghita Zine.

The prime minister, Mr Saad Eddine el Othman, opened the 25th edition of the Internatioal book fair ( SIEL) the 7th February 2019, held in Casablanca under the High Patronage of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI.

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