The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, said that preliminary figures confirm the return in growing numbers of Moroccans living abroad, two years after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Government Spokesperson Mustapha Baitas said at a press briefing held after the Council of Government, meeting Thursday under the chairmanship of Head of Government Aziz Akhannouch, that Bourita assured, during the meeting, that the number of Moroccans living abroad is increasing.

Bourita assured, during a presentation on the Marhaba 2022 operation, that a number of measures have been taken to ensure optimal conditions for the reception of the Moroccan diaspora on the basis of five fundamental axes.

There are namely the fluidity of movements, the establishment of infrastructure service, safety and security conditions, communication and administrative support and consular, the Moroccan foreign minister specified.

Bourita said that the Marhaba 2022 operation was launched since June 5, under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, recalling that the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity carries out its mission, on the basis of high royal instructions, in the framework of this operation in coordination with the rest of stakeholders.