In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the exile of the late King Mohammed V and the outbreak of the King and People's Revolt, the Bou Regreg Association with the collaboration of the University Institute of Scientific Research organized a roundtable on March 7 and 8 with the theme: The Nationalist Movement in the city of Salé, its birth, its pioneers and its significance.
By pure happenstance the date set for this roundtable coincided with the release of a new publication edited by Abderraouf about one of the leaders at the bow of the nationalist movement under the title: Said Hajji, Birth of the National Moroccan Press in Arabic. The roundtable organizers invited the author to give a detailed presentation with the framework of the round table agenda given that his publication was judged to be perfectly consistent with the roundtable thematically.
We provide below the unabridged text provided by the author as well as the interview along the same theme he had with the Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki newsapaer.
It should be pointed out that one of the speakers at the opening session, Abou Bakr Kadiri, is a pioneer of the National Movement who has widely expanded on the front role role played the the brothers Said and Abdelkrim Hajji in the struggle waged for liberty since the birth of the National Movement in the early 1930s. The text of his speech, included here as a first hand witnessed account, will be included withing the framework of the publication combining the proceedings of the roundtable that the Bou Regreg Association intends to edit with collaboration from the High Commission of Ancient Veterans and the Members of the Liberation Army.