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    ICESCO Celebrates Cultural Heritage of Republic of Guinea-Bissau

    7 October 2022

    Within the framework of the celebration of Rabat, Culture Capital in the Islamic World for 2022, the Embassy of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau in Rabat, in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication of the Kingdom of Morocco and in partnership with the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), organized a cultural evening to introduce the cultural heritage of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau and promote economic and tourism activities.At the opening of the evening, held on Friday (September 30, 2022), Ms. Philomena Mendes Mascarenhas Tibouti, Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau in Morocco, commended ICESCO’s continuous support to youth in Guinea-Bissau through training and scholarship programmes, noting that this is an opportunity to highlight the cultural diversity of her country.

    For his part, the Secretary General of the Communication Sector at the Moroccan Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, congratulated the Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau for this initiative.

    He also thanked ICESCO, which helped revitalize the diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau through the celebration of Rabat, Culture Capital in the Islamic World for 2022.For her part, Ms. Ramata Almami Mbaye, Head of ICESCO Social and Human Sciences Sector, delivered an address, wherein she commended the efforts made by the Ambassador of Guinea-Bissau in Rabat to introduce and develop the rich cultural heritage of her country, stressing that the Organization seeks, through its programmes targeting youth, women and vulnerable groups, to contribute to the promotion and development of cultural heritage in the Islamic world, which helps build bridges between peoples and promote the values of peace, harmony and coexistence.

    The evening witnessed artistic performances by traditional Guinean bands, traditional dances, an exhibition of artworks, and the presentation of the culinary arts of Guinea-Bissau.

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