ICESCO DG: Asilah Unique Model and a Major Cultural and Tourism Destination
10 October 2020
Dr. Salim M. Al-Malik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), made an official visit to the old town of Asilah. He toured Asilah’s historic buildings, alleys, and neighborhoods, which are considered as the largest open-air museum in Morocco.
During this visit, along with Mr. Yassine Isbouia, General Coordinator of the Mediterranean Youth Forum in Morocco, Dr. AlMalik admired the unique model of Asilah which had become a global cultural and tourism destination.
“Asilah portrays outstanding murals and includes the Culture Palace of Asilah which exhibits artistic treasures and many spaces for drawing and sculpting among other creative arts,” he added.
The visit also included a tour in the old town, with streets and parks named after prominent literary figures. The stops included places of artistic works and sculpted artifacts as well as Prince Bandar bin Sultan Library.
The official visit followed Dr. AlMalik’s participation in the opening session of the training workshop on “Strategic planning to serve decision-makers.”
ICESCO held the event at King Hassan II Center for International Gatherings, in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Mediterranean Youth Forum, for the benefit of civil society associations and institutions.”
The opening session of the two-day training brought together Yassine Isbouia, General Coordinator of the Mediterranean Youth Forum; Mr. Mohammed Benaissa, President of Asilah Urban Council and Secretary-General of Asilah Forum; and Mr. Steffen Krüger, Director of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Office in Morocco.
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