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Participation in the 2020 National Multicultural Festival

 

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco took part to the 2020 ACT National Multicultural festival held in the Australian federal capital, Canberra. This year's edition has been marked by the presentation of morocco's major touristic assets and attractions. Visitors have been fascinated by the flavours, colours and melodies of Morocco reflecting the Kingdom's millenary tradition.

The Ambassador of His Majesty the King to Canberra, Mr Karim Medrek highlighted that the visitors have been overwhelmed by the traditions of the Kingdom, adding that this major multicultural event is considered as one of the most remarkable dates in the Embassy's schedule of cultural activities for each year.

In the framework of this event, the Moroccan stall has been visited by the ACT's Chief Minister, Mr. Andrew Barr, the Minister for health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Children, Youth and Families, Mrs. Rachel Stephen Smith and the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Mr. Chris Steel.

Ambassador Karim Medrek tackled with the ACT's officials the importance of the holding of this annual event for the promotion of cross cultural ties between countries, including between Morocco and Australia.

For their part, the ACT Ministers expressed their admiration for the role played by the Embassy of Morocco in presenting attractive annual activities for the enhancing of cultural ties at a local and national level in Australia.

On this occasion, the ACT Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Mr. Chris Steel expressed his thankfulness to the Embassy for its outstanding contribution to this event, bringing back hope to the Australian Capital Terrority, following months of suffering due to the bushfire season and hard metereological conditions.

The Moroccan stall organized in the form of a traditional moroccan living room showcased typical decoration objects, moroccan jewellery and handicraft in addition to explanatory banners about the Kingdom's touristic regions.

The 2020 edition of this festival has also been marked by the attendance of the Moroccan Community living in Australia. The presence of Moroccans coming from Australian Cities Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne brought an added value to this multicultural celebration and reflected their attachment to their mother land.

The Canberra National Multicultural Festival is one of the most important cultural events in Australia and has an annual audience of nearly 300,000 visitors. This festival allows Canberrans, national and international visitors alike to congregate in Canberra over one weekend for what is one of the biggest celebrations of cultural diversity across Australia.