Washington DC - Following his recent keynote speech in Washington, D.C. at the Association of Moroccan Professionals in America’s Moroccan American Bridges 2015 conference, Morocco’s Minister of Equipment, Transport, and Logistics, Aziz Rabbah, traveled west to Dallas, Texas, for a series of meetings arranged by Honorary Consul of Morocco, Jim Falk.
Washington DC – Following his recent keynote speech in Washington, D.C. at the Association of Moroccan Professionals in America’s Moroccan American Bridges 2015 conference, Morocco’s Minister of Equipment, Transport, and Logistics, Aziz Rabbah, traveled west to Dallas, Texas, for a series of meetings arranged by Honorary Consul of Morocco, Jim Falk.
Continuing his focus on U.S.-Morocco business opportunities, Minister Rabbah met with representatives of the Hillwood Corporation, the Ross Perot group, Kosmos Energy, a group of airport officials, as well as some law firms and architecture firms.
One of his most important meetings in Dallas, however, was with a group of elementary and high school students, two Americans learning Arabic and three Moroccan-Americans, each of whom is excelling in his or her school.
Aya, aged 10 years and a 5th grader at Harmony Science Academy, told the Minister how fortunate she feels to be able to live and study in the U.S. and have the opportunity to “visit Morocco as often as she wants.”
Tarik, aged 13 and a 7th grader at the Dallas International School, told Minister Rabbah that he has already visited more than 15 countries, and Morocco is at the top of his list for its “beauty and history.” He said he appreciates how fortunate he is to have his American-Moroccan-Dutch-French heritage, because keeping up with his friends and what’s happening in those other countries “helps him understand the importance of people, events and world affairs.”
Olivia, aged 15, and Taylor, also 15, both 10th grade students at L.D. Bell High School, said theywill be traveling to Morocco in March. Minister Rabbah invited their group to meet with him during their upcoming trip. Taylor said that she already “love[s] Morocco and can’t wait to visit the country.”
Nisserine, 13, an 8th grade student at Brighter Horizon Academy, asked the Minister what his advice would be for students of dual American-Moroccan heritage living in the U.S.
Minister Rabbah talked about the students’ roles as ambassadors for Morocco. He encouraged them to follow their dreams and invited them to visit him in the capital city of Rabat.
“I am extremely impressed by your demeanor,” he told the five students. “l am happy to hear how much you love Morocco. I want you to know that we are working hard to improve the country for the benefit of future generations like you. I am certainly proud of you, proud of your teachers, and proud of your parents for educating and raising such fine youngsters. I hope to see you soon in Morocco.”