Rabat – On Wednesday, Morocco’s ambassador to the United States, Joumala Alaoui, and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, presided over a ceremony celebrating Morocco, its culture, traditions, and history.
This ceremony was organized on the initiative of the Moroccan Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the Diversity Reference Group within the IMF. They also had the support of the Banque Populaire and Royal Air Maroc.
Held in the presence of executives and officials of the Moroccan community working within the IMF and the World Bank, the event celebrated, “the rich Moroccan heritage and diversity that constitutes its distinctive stamp.”
Alaoui took this opportunity to pay tribute to the “worthy representatives of Morocco in the two international institutions,” expressed her joy to take part in this event, which focused on, “the values of diversity, otherness, and tolerance.”
On the eve of the celebration of International Women’s Day, the ambassador also said that she was, “delighted to stand alongside Christine Lagarde-an icon of women’s empowerment around the world.”
According to the Moroccan diplomat, the IMF and the World Bank, “support development policies around the world which focus on the cardinal principles of equality, diversity, and the promotion of democratic governance.”The Washing D.C. celebration aside, Morocco is also being celebrated in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on March 6-19th, for the 3rd edition of the annual “Morocco in Abu Dhabi” event9.
In addition to reinforcing ties between Morocco and the UAE, “Morocco in Abu Dhabi” offers UAE communities a glimpse into Moroccan culture, heritage, and its ability to preserve craftsmanship throughout the generations.
During the event, the National Foundation of Museums will be showcasing unique Moroccan masterpieces. They will be making their debut appearance outside of the Moroccan museums (where they typically reside).