Morocco’s Embassy to Spain organizes Iftar to celebrate Moroccan female agricultural workers.
Rabat – The Moroccan Embassy to Spain held an iftar for female seasonal workers in Spain, on the occasion of Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan.
Held in collaboration with Chaabi Bank, the Iftar banquet took place in Spain’s southwestern province of Huelva at the family-run company Surexport, on Sunday, May 19, to celebrate the female Moroccans who work in Spanish fruit production. farms.
Commending the collaborative relationship between Spain and Morocco, Moroccan ambassador to Spain, Karima Benyaich, said, “since his ascension to the throne, His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Morocco has achieved considerable progress regarding the promotion of women’s rights.”
She added that the Moroccan government supports these female seasonal workers, whom she described as a model for circular immigration, from the very get-go to the very end.
The number of seasonal workers operating in Spain has witnessed a sharp increase in the last two decades, from 300 hands in 2003 to 20,000 in 2019, which sets an “excellent” example not only for the Moroccan-Spanish bilateral cooperation but also an “exemplary experience” at the international stage.
This, she said, is realized thanks to Morocco’s “regular and orderly” migration model.
Moroccans have been migrating to Spain steadily since the 1980s. The Moroccan population now totals 812.412, the largest foreign population next to Romanians.
The Deputy director of Surexport stated that Moroccan seasonal workers have a level of professionalism, helping them run their company in the best possible conditions. He added that the company in return offer them the best working and living conditions as a form of respect and thanks for their contribution.