Washington DC -  Since the start of the North African labor migration to Europe in the early 1960s, Moroccan officials have made negligible efforts to leverage this new influential overseas population.  From the early days of embassy sponsored Moroccan associations to today’s social media showoff events, Rabat never had a comprehensive approach to helping, utilizing and developing the MREs and their potentials.

Abdellah Boussouf Advocates for More Impartiality in the 2019 Book Award
Abdellah Boussouf, the Secretary-General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and chairman of the 2019 Book Prize
Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.