By virtue of the Dahir no. 1.58.376 of 3 Jumada I, 1378 (15
November 1958) regulating the law of associations, and by
the present statutes, an association bearing the name “Moroccan
British Society” is established.
The main purpose of the Association is to provide means of
all kinds likely to allow the Moroccan and the British peoples
to acquire a better mutual understanding of their civilizations,
cultures, and political, academic, scientific, economic, financial,
and commercial institutions so as to promote and foster their
friendly relations and their cooperative ties in every domain.
Within the framework of its mission, the Association could
cooperate with official institutions and organs of both States,
with which it shall conclude cooperative agreements.
and manage the mechanisms necessary for reciprocal information
between both Moroccan and British circles interested in the
essential historical aspects of both countries, their contemporary
reality, and the forms of bilateral cooperation between the
various studies that would allow better knowledge of both
promote and assist existing Moroccan and British entities
in charge of developing bilateral cooperative actions in economic,
academic, scientific, financial, and trade sectors in the
promote, and assist the exchange of academics and students
by facilitating their recruitment, their reception and stay
within institutions of higher education in each of the two
countries, namely by granting them scholarships;
the teaching and the use of the English language in primary
and secondary education by providing teachers and students
with appropriate pedagogical materials, and by allocating
annual excellence prizes for the most distinguished instructors
and the best English language learners;
and sponsor seminars, work sessions, conferences aiming at
allowing Moroccan and British people to meet, improve mutual
understanding, and establish relations of common interest;
or sponsor cultural events allowing artists from the two countries
to meet each other, and present their works in public within
the framework of festivals;
and publish newsletters of these activities in order to inform
the publication and dissemination of books in all fields,
likely to help develop a better knowledge of contemporary
authors in each country, and create or participate in the
creation of cultural centers or libraries, which would be
stocked with reference books of each culture;
an annual prize to reward Moroccan or British citizens whose
works are likely to reinforce cooperation between the two
peoples and to enhance mutual understanding;
in cooperation with official and private organizations working
towards a similar objective, partnership relations in order
to capitalize on existing goodwill and reinforce cooperation
between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United Kingdom.
The headquarters of the Association is established in Rabat,
Avenue Hadj Ahmed Cherkaoui, B.P. 6280, Rabat Institut.
The Board of Directors may transfer their headquarters anywhere
within the Kingdom of Morocco.
The Association is established for an indefinite period of
The Association is composed of founding members and active
members, who could be admitted subsequently.
For that purpose, every new application should be approved
by at least half the members of the Board of Directors and
approved by the President of the Association.
The members of the Association should respect the statutory
clauses of the Association and its internal regulations.
The General Assembly could propose to the Board of Directors
the admission into the Association of sustaining and honorary
members based on the services, financial support and assistance
they have given or are likely to give to the Association.
Individuals and legal entities of British nationality could
join the Association. However, the duties they might perform
in the administration or direction of the Association, and
the number of voices they might have within its organs shall
not give the Association the nature of a foreign association
as described in the Dahir regulating the law of associations
Every member is free to withdraw from the Association at any