The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) received a delegation of Moroccan elected representatives and cultural actors from the city of Val-de-Reuil (Normandy) led by the Mayor of the city, Marc-Antoine Jamet, on Thursday 20 July 2017 at the council in Rabat.
The project of the delegation is to build an Institute of Islamic cultures in the French city "where 30% of the population is of Arab-Muslim and African origin and culture," says Mr Marc Antoine Jamet who explains that "this project should have a cultural center and a Mosque for the Muslim community in the city where more than 60 nationalities live together”.
Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the CCME, thanked the mayor for supporting the project to build a mosque and a Muslim cultural center, led by members of the Moroccan community of France. He praised the openness of the project which “shows that Islam of France and immigration are an added value for French society.
The Secretary general also presented some of the CCME's work dealing with "the image of Islam in Europe", "The legal status of Islam in Europe", "Islam in Europe: Religious education and teaching of religion ". He also guaranteed his support for the project, which must be "a site open to secularism and where everyone can find assistance".
The members of the delegation are part of the "Socio-Cultural Center of the Mediterranean Basin" association, created on 1 January 2009 by French civil society actors of Moroccan origin.