D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced that March 29 will be observed as the “Morocco Day” in order to celebrate the culture and diversity of the North African country.
On March 29, Morocco Day will be held officially for the first time at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. An exclusive conference of American business executives and a Moroccan government delegation from the town of Zagora, which is located in the southeast of the country, will be the highlight of the day.
D.C. is home to more than 5,000 residents of Moroccan-origin. In a statement, the Moroccan American Network, a group of senior individuals dedicated to creating opportunities for small businesses in the U.S., Morocco, and Africa, thanked the mayor for the decision to declare the day. The statement added that the Morocco Day would provide a platform to discuss investment opportunities in all regions of the country.
“The symposium is symbolic as it represents an opportunity for the decision makers in Uncle Sam’s country and with American citizens to look at Morocco as a country of diversity as it enjoys security and safety,” according to the statement.
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Field trips, meetings with senior officials, academics and businessmen from Morocco will also take part in the symposium.
In 1977, Morocco happened to be the first country in the world to recognize the independence of America, the statement added.
“Morocco Day is a symbolic gesture from D.C. to honor Morocco and Moroccan-Americans. We have a road map for 12 regions and we have a great team to do this in next few years,” CEO of AVA Actions Mohammed Hajjam told Morocco World News, adding that the initiative is a “great idea to know us Moroccan-Americans and Morocco better.”
Among the guests invited to participate in the Morocco Day include, among others, Mohamed El Gherrass, state secretary for vocational training; Justin Wilson, mayor of Alexandria, Virginia; Abderrahim Chahid, president of the Provincial Council of Zagora; and David Hamod, CEO of the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce.