Essaouira / Morocco-Africa cultural and social partnership: The South cycle takes off

Initiated by the auditing and consulting firm “Mazars Morocco”, this exchange meeting took place in the presence of the Advisor to HM the King and President-Founder of the Essaouira-Mogador Association, Mr. André Azoulay, an audience of intellectuals and eminent personalities of the African cultural world.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Azoulay welcomed with enthusiasm the choice of the promoters of this initiative to have “chosen Essaouira to launch the Southern Cycle of the Dialogue of Cultures and the teachings of the great African tradition: the Diversity put at the service of the Social Modernity”.

He recalled in this context “the centrality of Essaouira-Mogador in the relationship of Morocco with West Africa in the 19th century, a hub of spiritual, diplomatic and commercial exchanges of Morocco with West Africa, Essaouira was then often called the port of Timbuktu.

Mr. Azoulay highlighted in this perspective the presence in Essaouira of iconic personalities of the African intellectual sphere, “whether the essayist Rokhaya Diallo, Aisha Deme or Professor Alioune Sall, aka Paloma, philosopher, writer and activist committed and respected a demanding and responsible Africanity.

As for the Managing Partner at Mazars Morocco, Abdou Diop, he emphasized the importance of dialogue between the countries of the African continent on certain issues to “not only appropriate our spaces and our history, but also build our future together. He continued that the choice was made on Essaouira to hold the cultural dialogue because this city “is the very symbol of what we must do” and “this meeting between different cultures and religions.

This meeting was punctuated by a series of interventions and testimonies of Moroccan and Senegalese artists, as well as various actors, invited to present their experiences and provide their insights on the issue of dialogue between cultures.

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