Rabat - Moroccan artist Nouamane Lahlou has cancelled his visit to Egypt in protest against the visit of a delegation of Polisario’s self-proclaimed SADR.
Rabat – Moroccan artist Nouamane Lahlou has cancelled his visit to Egypt in protest against the visit of a delegation of Polisario’s self-proclaimed SADR.
Moroccan singer and composer Nouamane Lahlou announced in a post on his Facebook fan page that he cancelled his visit to Egypt, scheduled on November 2, after the Speaker of the House of Representatives received a delegation of the separatist Polisario Front.
A delegation from the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) participated last week in the African Parliamentary meetings in the Egyptian city of Sharm El-Sheikh.
In the post, he said, “To all my friends in the Republic of Egypt who are waiting for my visit on 2 November: I tell them that I canceled my visit, I also apologized to the television channels, which scheduled to host me, and also apologized to the University of Helwan where I was scheduled to deliver a lecture.”
Lahlou expressed his shock after the Speaker of the House of Representatives welcomed the Polisario delegation, and questioned whether he really acted in the name of the Egyptian people and called upon his fellow Moroccan artists residing in Egypt to take a stand against the incident.
“I call on all the Moroccan artist living in Egypt to take a stand, at least through condemnation, so that the Egyptian people would know the extent of the maltreatment they did to a nation that loves them.”
Edited by Timothy Filla