The city of Rabat has been designated the cultural capital of the Islamic world for the year 2022, announced the director general of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Salim ben Mohammed Al-Malik.
The announcement was made during a joint press conference with the Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid, at the ministry’s headquarters in Rabat.
On this occasion, Al-Malik indicated that the choice of Rabat “places us before a great challenge, that of working for this city to be the city of lights and knowledge, as should be any other cultural capital in the Islamic world”. “This is the least we can offer to this city which is home to the headquarters of ISESCO,” he said, while expressing his thanks and gratitude to King Mohammed VI for His continued support to ISESCO.
He then pointed out that a consultative meeting will be held on November 22 to discuss the various programs that the organization is developing jointly with the ministry.
For his part, Bensaid estimated that the designation of the city of Rabat as the cultural capital of the Islamic world for the year 2022 will contribute to the post-covid cultural revival at the local and national levels.
A program comprising a series of activities and involving the various government sectors as well as the local authorities of the Rabat-Salé Kénitra region will be set up for the occasion, he added.
At the same time, Bensaid underlined the importance of this meeting which testifies to the density of the partnership unifying the two parties in the fields of culture and youth.