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Tuesday 30 November 2021

Rabat: Portuguese Minister of Defense Visits Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Rabat: Portuguese Minister of Defense Visits Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

The Portuguese Minister of Defense, João Gomes Cravinho, paid Tuesday a visit to the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMVI) in Rabat, where he admired photos and portraits celebrating African life and referring to cultural, political, social and environmental aspects of the continent.

During this visit, president of the National Foundation of Museums (FNM), Mehdi Qotbi, presented to the Portuguese minister exhaustive explanations on the exhibition "Africa in the eyes of its photographers" which the museum currently housed and includes several photos taken by the pioneer of African photography, the Malian Maleck Sidibé, describing African life.

Cravinho, who was accompanied by the Portuguese ambassador in Rabat, Bernardo Futscher Pereira, also appreciated the works of contemporary African photographers such as the Cameroonian Samuel Fosso, the Beninese Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou or the Zimbabwean Kudzanai Chiura, reflecting aspects of the African photographic art.

On the same occasion, the Portuguese official visited the exhibition dedicated to the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, who travelled the world with his lens since the late twenties of the last century and left his mark on the history of photography.

In a statement to M24, the continuous news channel of MAP, the Portuguese Minister expressed his joy and admiration for the MMVI, which represents a vital lever for openness and cultural exchange.

He also stressed that culture has always been a bridge of openness to the other and a tool to promote communication and exchange between peoples.

MAP 30 November 2021