Morocco will train Malian Imams, Morchidines and Morchidates (religious preachers) under a Memorandum of understanding signed last week in Rabat.
The MoU was signed by Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Ahmed Toufiq and his Malian counterpart Mahamadou Kone.
Under the agreement, a total of 300 Imams, Morchidines and Morchidates will attend courses at the Mohammed VI Institute for the Training of Imams, Morchidines and Morchidates.
The 300 beneficiaries will be divided into five groups. Each group will undergo a two-year training session. Accommodation will be provided by the Moroccan side.
This MoU aims to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood between the two brotherly peoples and consolidate the values of cooperation between the two parties in Islamic affairs, given the fundamental role of the training of Imams in promoting the values of moderation and tolerance.
“Mali was the first country to benefit from the training of Imams, Morchidines and Morchidates,” Ahmed Toufiq stated during the signing ceremony, recalling the bilateral agreement on the training of 500 Malian Imams, inked in 2013 in Bamako.
For his part, Koné expressed his deep gratitude and sincere thanks to King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, for his constant and sustained efforts in favor of the Malian people.
Morocco has played a considerable role in the training of Imams in Mali, he noted, highlighting the positive impact of such training sessions on the Malian people.