Moroccans in Ireland celebrate the Great Green March

Les Marocains d’Irlande célèbrent la glorieuse Marche verte

Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 2:25 p.m.

Dublin – The Moroccan Embassy in Dublin and members of the Moroccan community celebrated the 46th anniversary of the Green March on Saturday in Cork, Ireland’s second largest city.

The event was attended by the Moroccan Ambassador to Ireland Lahusen Maharoi, members of the Embassy, ​​the first and second generation Moroccan community based in Cork, and Jerry Battimer, an Irish senator and member representing Cork. Morocco-Ireland Parliamentary Friendship Group.

After a salute to the Moroccan and Irish national anthems and a screening of a film about the epic of the Green March, Ms. Sana Khabar, who spoke on behalf of the Moroccan community in Cork, emphasized that historical moments like Marche Verte were engraved. In memory of all Moroccans.

Underlining the significant impact of the Green March, a milestone in the completion of the country’s regional integrity, Mr. Mahroui congratulated the members of the Moroccan community on their patriotism and pride in their country of origin. Of Morocco.

He called on the Moroccan community to ensure the full involvement of the Moroccan Embassy in Dublin in assisting in the success of all possible activities to strengthen the friendly relations between Morocco and Ireland, as well as to present the country’s assets and protect its paramount interests. .

While welcoming the extent of the parliamentary diplomacy developed between Morocco and Ireland, Senator Jerry Battimer congratulated Morocco on this great occasion and the many development projects initiated in the country.

He also welcomed the dynamics of bilateral relations in recent years, particularly the implementation of numerous cultural projects and university partnerships, as well as the recent opening of the Irish Embassy in Rabat and the willingness to work with the Moroccan community. Cork to further strengthen ties between the two countries and ensure better visibility of Morocco in this southwestern Irish city.

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An open dialogue between the ambassador and the audience made it possible to identify suggestions for actions to be taken by the Moroccan community, especially by creating a Moroccan associative structure in the city of Cork. On this occasion, he assured the full support of the Embassy to the initiators of this project.

The Green March of Moroccans living in Cork was a great opportunity to discover the magnitude and significance of the great Green March, one of the most important moments in the contemporary history of Morocco. It allows the transfer of Moroccan identity to communities abroad.

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