Morocco hands over historical manuscripts of Timbuktu scholar Ahmed Baba to Mali

On high instructions from King Mohammed VI, the Moroccan ambassador in Bamako, Hassan Naciri, on Monday handed over to the Malian Head of State, Bah N’Daw, copies of the manuscripts of the Malian emeritus scholar Ahmed Baba of Timbuktu.

During an audience granted to the Moroccan diplomat, Hassan Naciri officially handed over to Bah N’Daw, president of the transition, Malian Head of State, copies of the manuscripts of the Malian emeritus scholar Ahmed Baba of Timbuktu (1556-1627 ), indicates a press release from the Embassy.

Recorded on two CDs and several microfilms, the documents in question come from several specialized structures in the Kingdom, specifies the same source.

The delivery of these copies, of inestimable historical value, takes place on the occasion of Africa Day that the world celebrates on the 25th current, and also within the framework of the theme chosen by the African Union for the year 2021: “Art, culture and heritage, a lever to build the Africa we want” which emphasizes in particular the role of African culture and heritage in the reconstitution of an identity and a clean economy to Africa.

There is no doubt that these documents will contribute, adds the press release, to the development and development of the Center which bears the name of the illustrious and historic figure in the city of Timbuktu.

The Malian President, who thanked the King, said he was “very honored by this unforgettable Royal gesture which recalls, he stressed, the centuries-old ties and common values” linking the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Mali.

Note that on the occasion of the delivery of these historical documents, the Moroccan ambassador will offer, Tuesday in Bamako, a reception in honor of several Malian personalities which will be punctuated by interventions to magnify the scope and symbolism of the gesture that participates in the promotion of African culture and the Kingdom’s relations with Mali and all the countries of the Sahel.



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