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Monday 2 December 2019

Morocco, ISESCO Discuss Means to Promote Cultural Heritage

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Morocco, ISESCO Discuss Means to Promote Cultural Heritage

The contribution of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) to the enhancement of the Kingdom's cultural heritage was the theme of a working session between minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, government spokesman Hassan Abyaba, on Monday in Rabat, with ISESCO's director general, Salem Ben Mohammed Al Malik.

The meeting provided an opportunity to discuss a series of proposals aimed at promoting means of cooperation between the two parties, Abyaba told the press, adding that both sides had agreed on "ISESCO's contribution to the restoration of Moroccan kasbahs and historical monuments, and to inscribe the Kingdom's archaeological sites on the Organization's Islamic cultural heritage".

Describing the cooperation between Morocco and ISESCO as "fruitful and serious", the minister stressed that both parties intend to set up joint commissions to study the various proposals and soon start implementing this joint cooperation.

The minister also praised the "strategy of openness to the world and international institutions" led by ISESCO's director, and implemented within the framework of a strategic vision based on the rejection of extremism, the establishment of peace and security, and the support of global culture.

For his part, Salem Ben Mohammed Al Malik commended Morocco's position as "a country with a long history, which has hosted ISESCO's headquarters and offered it significant support during the reign of the late HM King Hassan II, which continues during the reign of HM King Mohammed VI".

This meeting was an opportunity to review the means of cooperation in the cultural field between the two parties, said Al Malik, expressing the wish to diversify the "fruitful" cooperation between Morocco and the Organization.

MAP 02 December 2019