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M Jan Rumi, Honorary Consul of Morocco in Hawaii

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Morocco in Hawaii

The Rainbow Connecting Morocco and Hawaii

The Hawaii-Morocco relationship began with the Millennium Young People’s Congress (MYPC, 1999) sponsored by the State of Hawaii and private-public partnerships.  Following the success of this first world congress, His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, expressed his interest and support to lead the Second World Congress in Bouznika, Morocco in August 2003.

Highlights of the partnership


First world congress (MYPC) in Honolulu, Hawaii


Morocco Youth Forum established


Hawaii and Morocco delegates meet with Governor Linda Lingle, Senate Committee on International Affairs, Hawaii Tourism Authority and Read to Me International

Second world congress held in Morocco and Hawaii sends a delegation of thirty adult mentors and youth called Hui O Hawaii

Official government meeting held in Rabat in August 2003

Official meetings with US Embassy in Morocco in August 2003

Governor Lingle issues proclamation declaring November 30, 2003 as Morocco Appreciation Day in Hawaii, stating, in part, that "the people of Hawaii and the people of Morocco can now look forward to successful working relationships in future international and inter-generational projects in both the State of Hawaii and the Kingdom of Morocco."

Sister Region relationship approved by the Hawaii Legislature and Rabat Parliament


Delegates from Hawaii support an international effort to give King Mohammed VI the first Global Youth Award

Youth Partnership Peace Pole and Garden dedicated in Rabat as a token of friendship between the State of Hawaii and the Kingdom of Morocco

Memorandum of Intention signed between the Moroccan Youth Forum and
Hui O Hawaii to support future youth development and exchanges

“Aloha Morocco Week" in Hawaii in October sets the stage for future economic, cultural, educational and tourism related partnerships.  A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed between Hawaii-based companies and Moroccan National Office of Tourism and Advisor to Moroccan Prime Minister’s Office.


M Jan Rumi was established as the Moroccan Honorary Consul in Hawaii

HAWAII'S FRIENDS OF MOROCCO (HFOM), a non-profit association of Americans
and Moroccans interested in promoting mutually beneficial relations between
Hawaii and Morocco was formally formed and registered with the State of

Two missions sent to Rabat to begin planning Morocco Week in Hawai’i in the spring of 2006 (February and March)

A high-level Moroccan official delegation visited Hawaii to further continue relations between Hawaii and Morocco, and to firm up detail plan for the Morocco Week in Hawaii in the spring of 2006


Morocco Week in Hawaii from March 20-25th in partnership with Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaii and others

Honolulu Academy of Arts Docent tour to Morocco in May

Preparation for a major Morocco Art Exhibit in Hawaii

Dedication of a fountain from Rabat

Third Vittachi Youth Conference to be held in Morocco in July

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Date last updated:  19 November 2009