Morocco hands Mali copies of manuscripts of Scholar Ahmed Baba of Timbuktu

Morocco handed over to Mali copies of the manuscripts of Malian scholar Ahmed Baba of Timbuktu (1556-1627), stored in Morocco.

During an official reception ceremony held last week at the National Museum of Mali, Moroccan Ambassador Driss Isbayene handed over to the Malian Culture Minister Andogoly Guindo the copies of the manuscripts of the Malian Scholar Ahmed Baba of Timbuktu, grouped in three compact discs and eight microfilms.

The Moroccan diplomat took this opportunity to pay tribute to the scholar Ahmed Baba, one of the most enlightened scholars of his time and a symbol of the ancestral relations between Morocco and Mali. His wisdom and philosophy have made of him an institution that has influenced the thinkers, he said.

Highlighting the secular relations between Morocco and Mali, the Moroccan diplomat stressed that this intellectual monument that was Ahmed Baba is a bridge of universality and thought linking the two peoples and nations.

“Between Morocco and Mali there is a deep historical relationship spread over centuries and whose human and religious dimension is very strong,” he said, recalling that the visits made by King Mohammed VI in Mali in 2013 and 2014 have given a stronger and more substantial content to this already-exemplary bilateral relationship.

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