In the presence of Moroccan and Dutch officials… “Canal Island” brings the community together around a breakfast

Heba Press – Tariq Abla

In a purely Moroccan atmosphere, the Canal Island Association organized a group breakfast in honor of the Moroccan community residing in the Netherlands. The ceremony included various activities and was attended by personalities, both Moroccan and Dutch, led by the Consul General of the Netherlands. Kingdom of Morocco, Buthaina El Kardoudi El Kalali.

In addition to Ms. Consul, the collective celebration of Iftar, organized at the “Sayyiduna Ibrahim” mosque, saw the presence of Mr. Abdo Al-Qadiri, Deputy Consul General, and personalities of different nationalities and cultures, including Dutch officials representing the municipality of Utrecht, representatives of the local police and members of the Church, as well as members of civil society and members of the Moroccan community residing in the Netherlands.

This ceremony, supervised by the “Cœur de Canal Island” association, also saw the presence of Mohamed Diba, president of the Union of the Moroccan Community of the Netherlands, and members of the religious delegation sent from Morocco to the part of the religious awareness and orientation program intended for the Moroccan community in the Netherlands.

During the ceremony, Ms. Buthaina El Kardoudi El Kalali, Consul General of the Kingdom of Morocco in Utrecht, expressed her joy at attending this event which attracted many horizons and groups of Dutch society, whatever their responsibilities, in a ceremony with a Moroccan touch which confirms the strong adherence of the Moroccan community in the Netherlands to the teachings of the Islamic religion and proudly reinforces its attachment to its deeply rooted Moroccan identity and traditions.

Al-Kurdoudi Al-Kalali also expressed her sincere thanks to those responsible for this initiative which she described as “wonderful”, which brought together a crowd of Muslims and non-Muslims around the same Iftar table, stressing May the blessed month of Ramadan brings together people of different religions, cultures and nationalities and unites them here in the Netherlands. .

The Consul General of Morocco in Utrecht, in an expressive speech, said: “I was particularly touched when I heard about the largest iftar in Europe, organized recently by a non-Muslim Dutch citizen in Amsterdam. It is an initiative that says a lot about the spirit of cooperation, solidarity, unity and coexistence among individuals, regardless of their religious background, as they came together to prepare meals and serve guests of different origins, religions and cultures.

The Kingdom's representative in Utrecht added: “I consider these Iftars organized during the month of Ramadan here in the Netherlands, like this Iftar we are participating in today, as a strong symbol of tolerance, coexistence and openness, because they embody the values ​​of unity and acceptance of others within Dutch society and reflect the extent of openness of the Dutch people to individuals from other cultures, religions and civilizations who live nearby. its ratings.

Ms. Buthaina Al-Kardoudi Al-Kalali also welcomed the religious delegation, including preacher Zine El Abidine Ben Zoia and reciter Mustafa Al-Oufi, who came from Morocco as part of the religious delegation to participate in the religious awareness program organized by the Kingdom for the benefit of members of the Moroccan community abroad, welcoming their efforts which mainly aim to make known the teachings of our true religion and to raise awareness of the ethics of Islam and the constants and authentic values ​​of civilization Arab-Islamic, based on moderation and moderation, and on openness, tolerance and coexistence with various human cultures and civilizations.

It should be noted that those responsible for the Consulate of the Kingdom of Morocco in Utrecht, and in their relationship with the collective fabric, both Moroccan and Dutch, are keen to assist and support all activities organized in the Netherlands, particularly those organized by members. of the Moroccan community, which makes it a model to follow. It is based on the policy of proximity and positive interaction that the King of the country always recommends and which attaches particular importance to Moroccans around the world.

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