Rabat - The National Library in Rabat is due to host a celebration of the 71st anniversary of Indian independence on August 15.
Rabat – The National Library in Rabat is due to host a celebration of the 71st anniversary of Indian independence on August 15.
The event will be organized by the Moroccan Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Indian Embassy in Rabat.
According to the embassy’s website, the ceremony will see the participation of Indian musician Agni Verma. Verma is an internationally acclaimed player of the sitar, a traditional Indian musical instrument.
This year’s celebration marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Morocco and India.
Throughout the past six decades, relations between the two countries have been friendly, though not as strong as they should be, both sides seem to think.
However, in the last two years, Morocco and India have expressed desire to strengthen bilateral relations. King Mohammed VI’s visit to India in October 2015 to attend Indian African Summit was seen by New Delhi as “highly significant.”
In his congratulatory message to newly elected Indian President Nath Kovind in July, the monarch “expressed his determination to work for strengthening bilateral relations to serve common interests.”
Rabat and New Delhi see Morocco as a potential hub for Indian investment and productions, as India seeks expansion into West African markets.