Reopening of the Mohammed VI Cultural Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations in Coquimbo

The Mohammed VI Cultural Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations in Chile once again offers a range of cultural activities after its reopening following restoration work. The redevelopment works focused on the restoration of the Minaret of the Center, located in the city of Coquimbo (center – 460 km north of Santiago), the rehabilitation and extension of its premises, as well as the installation of a audiovisual in order to make the course of activities within the center more comfortable. The reopening ceremony was recently chaired by the Moroccan ambassador to Chile, Ms. Kenza El Ghali, in the presence of the mayor of the city of Coquimbo, Ali Manouchehri, and other personalities. On this occasion, the mayor of Coquimbo welcomed the presence in his city of this cultural center, which has become a “tourist icon at the national level”. Mr. Manouchehri estimated that the center participates in the revitalization of relations between Morocco and Chile through various cultural and artistic events, adding that “the inhabitants of Coquimbo feel proud to have such a cultural institution in Chile”. For him, the center has become a “link which, through dense and rich work, works in favor of the values ​​of fraternity and openness to dialogue”. Emphasizing the rich library of the center graciously made available to Chileans, the mayor wished to salute “Morocco’s commitment” in favor of rapprochement between peoples. For her part, Ms. El Ghali underlined Morocco’s firm desire to further strengthen relations with Chile, in particular through this cultural center and the influence of interculturality. The Moroccan diplomat recalled, in this regard, “the firm commitment of the Kingdom, under the” enlightened leadership of HM the King, to promote peace, solidarity, dialogue, rapprochement and mutual understanding “between peoples, adding that the cultural center of Coquimbo is the perfect illustration. Ms. El Ghali reviewed the main reforms carried out by Morocco, which made it “a regional and even international model” in terms of, in particular, the promotion of women’s rights. The reopening of the center was marked by the organization of an exhibition of work by Moroccan painters Afif Bennani, Aicha Arji, Hassan Jamil and Najat Elbaz. Likewise, the Moroccan Embassy awarded prizes for the benefit of students from four colleges in Coquimbo, winners of a painting competition on Morocco, launched at the initiative of the Mohammed VI Cultural Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations. .