Morocco contributes to the reconstruction of the University of Mosul under its strategy of support of arab causes to revive cultural heritage.
Rabat – The Ministry of Culture and Communication has donated hundreds of books in various literary and scientific disciplines to the University of Mosul in Iraq. The donation comes as part of the implementation of the recommendations of the 21st Conference of Arab Ministers of Culture in Egypt.
The donation was presented at a ceremony held at the Kingdom’s embassy in Cairo, in the presence of Iraqi Ambassador Ahmed Al-Dulaimi as well as officials from the League of Arab States.
This initiative is part of the implementation of the recommendation of the League of Arab States to contribute to the revival of the heritage of this former university, destroyed by the terrorist organization “Daesh” during its occupation of the city of Mosul.
The move comes as part of the League of Arab State’s determination to support the initiative launched by UNESCO, aimed at the revival of the cultural heritage of the city of Mosul.
Morocco’s Ambassador to Cairo and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the League of Arab States, Ahmed Tazi, highlighted the prestigious status of the University of Mosul. The university is one of the largest research centers in the Middle East and the second-largest university in Iraq.
Tazi said, “the university had rare works, books, and manuscripts before its destruction, reflecting the richness of Iraqi civilization and history”.
The Moroccan ambassador added that this donation of books covers various disciplines in order to emphasize the importance of the human and intellectual dimension in any reconstruction process. The ambassador also expressed the hope that Iraq would return to its former cultural and civilizational influence.
Iraqi ambassador Al-Dulaimi expressed his regret for the destruction of the University of Mosul and expressed his gratitude to Morocco for being a pioneer in the implementation of this strategy.