The Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem, inaugurated the Egyptian Cultural Week at Mohammed VI theatre in Morocco on Monday, and the capital of Arab culture in 2018, Oujda, was chosen as a part of celebrating the week.
The celebrations were attended by Moroccan Minister of Culture Mohamed Al-Araj, who stressed on the opening night, that the Egyptian-Moroccan ties are deep and historic. He added that Egyptian cultural events provide a chance for his nation to be introduced to Egypt’s culture, which he described as rich and diverse.
The minister added that the Egyptian culture played a considerable part in the creation of the Moroccan one. As for Abdel Dayem, she stated during the opening ceremony, that the cultural relations between both countries are special, as they both share a long history of spiritual, cultural, and heritage legacy.
She elaborated that this relationship reflects the connection between the two nations, who are now like family members. She stressed that this unity helps build a bridge between both countries, linking the past to the future.
The one-week event started with a musical performance by the Arab Music Ensemble: Mohammed Al-Khouli; Marwa Hamdi; Mustafa al-Najdi, and Nehad Fathy.
The week will also witness an intellectual symposium on cultural ties, and identity building between both countries.