The Tijane Coordination of Dakar organized, Saturday, the 42nd edition of the “Islamic Cultural Days”, an annual event placed under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, and the honorary presidency of the Senegalese Head of State, Macky Sall.
Under the effective presidency of the Khalifa General Sereigne Babacar Sy Mohamed Mansour, represented by ambassador Sheikh Tidiane Sy, the official ceremony of the three-day religious gathering was marked by the participation of a large Moroccan delegation. The delegation included Mohammed Lekbir Attijani, Sheikh of the Zawiya Tijania of Fez; Abdeslam Lazaar, member of the High Council of the Ulema of Morocco; Abdellatif Beghdouri Achkari of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema; as well as presidents of several local Councils of Ulema.
Speaking on this occasion, president of the Tijane Coordination of Dakar, Hadj Tidiane Gaye praised the high patronage that King Mohammed VI has never ceased to grant to this event and his constant support for the holding of these Islamic Cultural Days in Dakar. He highlighted the noble actions and efforts that the Sovereign is deploying to defend the causes of Islam and Muslims around the world.
For his part, Minister of Environment Alioune Ndoye, representing president Macky Sall, highlighted the particularity of the exemplary relations linking Morocco to Senegal in all areas and the strength and authenticity of spiritual relations and historical ties between the two countries, praising the presence of the strong Moroccan delegation at this event.
The Senegalese official noted that this religious event of great communion constitutes the beautiful illustration of the deep spiritual relations linking the two brotherly countries.
In a speech on behalf of the Moroccan delegation, Morocco’s ambassador to Dakar emphasized the special interest and constant concern of the King, Commander of the Faithful, for the Tijanes of Senegal and the various tariqas and Sufi families of this brotherly African country. He stressed the strength and depth of brotherhood ties between the Moroccan and Senegalese peoples.
The diplomat said that this event is an ideal opportunity to enshrine and further develop the distinguished historical and spiritual relations uniting the two countries.
He also stressed that the participation of Morocco in this event attests to the esteem the King harbors for Sufi families in this brotherly country and reflects the attachment of the Kingdom to the values of Islam of the middle way and moderation.