The European Council of Moroccan Oulemas (scholars) held a social gathering at a fast-breaking banquet aimed at encouraging coexistence, tolerance and fraternization.
The gathering took place at the Marriott Hotel in Brussels and attracted a range of high-profile figures, including diplomats, politicians, religious figures, and a host of Moroccan religious leaders.
As the council’s secretary, general Khalid Hajji highlighted that the gathering aims at strengthening the principle of coexistence, peace, and prosperity among all members of society.
The gathering started off with recitals from the holy Qur’an before Moroccan officials took to the stage to address their thoughts to the assembly.
Salah Echallaoui, president of the Muslim Executive of Belgium (EMB), said that the role EMB has always been to champion “social openness” for Belgian Muslims and to promote the principles of tolerance and togetherness.
In turn, Samir Eddahr, Moroccan ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg, took the floor to highlight King Mohammed VI’s commitment to promoting the principles of fraternization and tolerance among all nations.
He added that, through the Maliki school of thought, Morocco spreads the universal values by which Moroccans have lived for centuries.