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Friday 16 October 2020

French Interior Minister Commends HM the King's 'Great Effort' to Promote Culture and Cultural Openness

French Interior Minister Commends HM the King's 'Great Effort' to Promote Culture and Cultural Openn

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Thursday commended the "great effort" made by HM King Mohammed VI to promote culture and cultural openness.

The French official, who visited the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat as part of his two-day trip to the Kingdom, expressed his happiness to be in Morocco to reaffirm the ties of friendship between the two countries, welcoming the great effort made by HM the King to promote culture and cultural openness.

Darmanin said he will underline during talks with Moroccan officials the importance of strengthening collaboration.

He added that he was instructed by the President of the French Republic to tell Moroccan officials that "this collaboration must continue despite the pandemic crisis which sometimes handicaps relations that two brotherly countries may have".

For his part, president of the National Museum Foundation (FNM), Mehdi Qotbi, said that the French minister started his trip to Morocco by visiting the Mohammed VI museum, which represents a recognition of efforts made by HM King Mohammed VI, who has given a significant place to culture.

The visit of the French minister "is a crowning achievement for us," said Qotbi, noting that the French minister's visit coincides with the celebration of the museum's sixth anniversary.

This visit sends strong messages to Morocco and to Moroccans, a message of culture throughout the world, he pointed out, noting that culture "is the best vector to understand and know others."

MAP 15 October 2020