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    Exploring arrangements for Official Celebration Launch of Rabat as 2022 Culture Capital in Islamic World

    15 March 2022

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication in Morocco held a meeting on Monday, 14 March 2022, to explore the arrangements for the official launch of the celebration of Rabat as the 2022 Culture Capital in the Islamic World.

    Mr. Al-Mahdi Bensaid, Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication, and Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, ICESCO Director-General (DG), chaired the meeting which focused on reviewing the preparation for the official launch of the celebration, set for 24 March 2022. The meeting was attended by Dr. Abdelilah Benarafa, ICESCO Deputy DG, and Mr. Najib Rhiati, Cultural Advisor to the DG, General Coordinator of the celebration.

    Following the meeting, a technical meeting was held between the delegations of ICESCO and the Ministry to explore the items on the official launch program. The Ministry’s delegation consisted of Mr. Mohammed Benhsain, Director of Mohammed V Theater, Minister Advisor; Mr. Salah Eddine Abqari, Minister Advisor; and Mr. Youssef Britel, Minister Advisor, film director.

    The two parties also reaffirmed the importance of highlighting the cultural and artistic elements of the Kingdom’s capital, which reflect the wise royal policy to render Rabat a world capital and an international cultural destination.

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