Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad
Born March 15, 1952 in Nador.
Abdellah Boussouf was appointed by His Majesty King Mohammed VI Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) on Friday December 21, 2007, serving until today.
Initially a historian, he received a Phd in 1991 on the subject of relationships in the Mediterranean in the thirteenth century.
In 1993, he served as the president of the Association of Strasbourg Mosque. He was responsible for the construction of the Great Mosque of Strasbourg, which is considered the first installation dedicated to the Muslim faith in Strasbourg.
In 2002 he was elected Vice-President of the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM).
In 2006, he moved to Belgium to work at the Brussels Institute of Islamic Studies. He also served as the director of the Euro-Islamic center for Culture and Dialogue, based in Charleroi (Belgium).
Mr. Boussouf advocates a moderate Islam and open dialogue among religions and civilizations. In his many national and international interventions, Boussouf’s words invite to the discovery of the other and emphasize the importance of the cultural approximation.