Morocco is experiencing an “exceptional momentum” with the refoundation of the depth of all its diversities, said on Monday André Azoulay, HM the King’s advisor.
“Morocco is experiencing an exceptional momentum when it comes to the refoundation and reappropriation of the depth of all its diversities and the resilience of all its histories,” Azoulay pointed out at the opening session of an international webinar held under the theme “Preserving and transmitting memory to anchor Otherness”.
Countries that turn their backs on their history and cannot resist the tragic illusions of amnesia compromise and weaken their own destiny, he noted.
“If we don’t remember our history, who else will remember it for us? We all need the past to build our future,” he stressed, believing that history is “irrefutable” and that it “is not written according to the vagaries of the moment, one day or another it imposes on everyone the truth of its facts”.
“The historic visit of His Majesty King Mohammed VI to Bayt Dakira, in Essaouira, on January 15, 2020, is a historic moment in our history,” he said, adding that this space has now its place in the annals of history and modernity of great civilizations.
“It is in Bayt Dakira and from Bayt Dakira that our mixed memories and our summed up histories tell about the closeness, the intimacy and the exhilarating complicity that Islam and Judaism have lived, forged and carved over more than two centuries in Essaouira”, Azoulay pointed out.
This opening session was attended by several high-profile figures, including Salim ben Mohammed Al-Malik, Director General of ICESCO, Amina Bouayach, President of the National Human Rights Council, Driss El Yazami, President of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad and Serge Berdugo, Secretary General of the Council of the Israelite Community of Morocco and Roving Ambassador.