Morocco took part, on Monday in Paris, in the conference of the ALIPH Foundation, within the framework of the “International Alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict zones”.
This meeting held by videoconference, at which Morocco was represented by the Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication, Mehdi Bensaid, was an opportunity to recall the commitment of the Kingdom, under the enlightened leadership of the King Mohammed VI, to support the actions and initiatives undertaken by the ALIPH Foundation for the protection of heritage in conflict zones and areas at risk, said a press release from the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication on Tuesday.
In his speech, Mehdi Bensaid said that Morocco is continuing its involvement at all levels against terrorism and its effects, particularly in the cultural field, where it provides countries that are victims of terrorist acts or natural disasters with its experience in the prevention, protection and restoration of heritage and museum works, reiterating, by the same token, the determination of the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, to deal with acts of destruction of the heritage heritage of humanity, perpetrated by individuals with the sole objective of breaking the traces of human genius through the centuries.
Morocco, which has opted for multilateralism, will continue its investment in the fight for the preservation of world heritage in all its dimensions: technical, political and legal, the minister recalled, noting the Moroccan government’s commitment to applying the Royal vision of cooperation and solidarity between peoples. “At your side, Morocco is committed to fighting against obscurantism, fanaticism and any other ideology whose mission is to undermine the paths that illuminate our common history, our heritage and our identity”, he said. it supported with ALIPH’s partner countries.
Mehdi Bensaid finally highlighted the importance of culture in the projection of civilization, necessary both to nourish the spirit of men and to link them to their common history.