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New Reception Center for Moroccan Diaspora to Open in Tangier

The adoption of the draft partnership agreement between the two institutions is part of Morocco’s ongoing strategy to preserve human ties of Moroccans overseas with their homeland.

Rabat – The Delegated Ministry for Moroccans Residing Abroad (MRE) and Migratory-Related Affairs has adopted a draft partnership agreement with the Council of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region in favor of Morocco’s diaspora.

The adoption of the partnership agreement will allow the establishment of a reception center for Moroccans living abroad (MRE).

Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported that the project is part of the national strategy to support Moroccans of the world.

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MAP said that the project aims to “create a space for exchange and continuous communication with members of the Moroccan community residing abroad.”

Under the agreement,  the two institutions will provide necessary equipment to the center.

The council and the ministry will create a management committee to ensure  good governance in the center.

The center will serve the Moroccan community abroad as thousands of MREs come every year to spend summer and festivities with their families.

From June 5 to August 5, Morocco’s Marhaba  operation to receive MREs assisted 567,932 passengers and 159,110 vehicles returning to Morocco through Tangier Med Port, said the Port Authority (TMSA) on August 6.

The project is part of the national strategy to  develop and preserve the national identity, human ties of Moroccans overseas with their homeland.

In July, the Minister delegate in Charge of MREs and Migration Affairs Abdelkrim Benatiq said that there are more than five million MREs across the globe.

He added that the Moroccan presence in Europe is stronger than on other continents.

Benatiq made his remarks during a press conference held on July 25 to launch a 300 performance theater tour designed for Moroccan diaspora.