The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) has designated Rabat as the cultural capital of the Islamic world in 2022.
The news was given by its president Salem Ben Mohamed El Malek in the company of the Minister of Culture and Communication, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid, at the headquarters of the ministry in Rabat.
This choice focused on the Moroccan capital “puts 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”, El Malek leaves.
To this end, a consultative meeting is planned to be held on November 22 to discuss the various programs that the Organization is developing jointly with the Ministry.
For his part, Minister Bensaid estimated that this honor bestowed on the Moroccan capital will contribute to the post-covid cultural revival at the local and national level, adding that he will set up a program comprising a series of activities and involving the various government sectors as well as local authorities in the Rabat-Salé Kénitra region.