The embassies of Denmark and Switzerland in Morocco organized, on Sunday in Rabat, the 5th edition of the race for peace, an initiative which aims to promote the values of peace, unity and fraternity through the practice of sport.
This sporting event, initiated in partnership with the Royal Moroccan Athletics Federation (FRMA), under the high patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, is an opportunity for the international and local community of Rabat to meet and share, through the practice Sport.
According to the organizers, the “Peace Run”, which was held over a 9.5 kilometer route with the participation of 1,200 people of different ages, was an opportunity to celebrate cultural diversity, consolidate ties between communities and discover the emblematic sites of the capital while running for peace.
On this occasion, the Swiss ambassador in Rabat, Guillaume Scheurer, affirmed that the peace race aims to promote the values of peace, solidarity and fraternity.
This is an opportunity for foreign nationals established in Morocco and the population of Rabat to meet and raise awareness of the importance of practicing sport and promoting the inclusion of girls in society. he told MAP, highlighting the strong participation of people of different ages in this solidarity race.
“For Switzerland, this event echoes its participation as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the period 2023-2024, and further underlines the country’s unwavering commitment to world peace”, he continued.
For his part, the Danish ambassador to Morocco, Jesper Kammersgaard, assured that this initiative has made it possible to promote noble values through sport, noting that this international solidarity race was also an opportunity to discover the city of Rabat and its historical sites.
In the same context, he pointed out that this event coincides with Danish Constitution Day, June 5, a day when all Danes celebrate democracy, freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.
At the end of this sporting event, prizes were awarded to the winners in the men’s and women’s categories.