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Participation of Morocco in the Francophonie Week held in Canberra

For the first time ever, the annual celebration of “Francophonie” in Canberra has taken place in the form of a week (from the 18th to the 24th of March 2019) to highlight this grouping’s cultural, linguistic and social assets.


In this regard, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco has been honoured to host the Inauguration of the “Francophonie Week” in Canberra which took place on the 18th of March at the Residence of the Kingdom of Morocco in presence of various personalities.


On this occasion, the Ambassador of HM the King to Australia, Mr. Karim Medrek seized the occasion of this francophone event to pay a special tribute to the victims of the barbaric and heinous attack perpetrated in Christchurch in New Zealand last Friday.


The Ambassador highlighted in this sense that the common values of peace, solidarity and living together are also promoted by the community of Francophone countries around the world.


In the second day of this “Francophonie week”, the Ambassador of HM the King to Australia, Mr. Karim Medrek participated alongside the Ambassador of France, the High Commissioner of Canada as well as the Assistant Secretary in charge of the Middle East and Africa Division at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at a roundtable entitled “Can l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie be a tool for Multilateralism?” held at the Australian National University (ANU).


Besides, the Embassy was also present at the annual open day event held at the Alliance Francaise of Canberra, during which visitors to the Moroccan booth have been introduced into the Kingdom’s spectacular assets in terms of culture, craftsmanship as well as economic and touristic assets. During this event, the Moroccan Embassy delivered prizes and awards to the students who participated in the School’s Competition on Francophonie held in the Capital of Australia.