Guinea: Official Inauguration of Mohammed VI Mosque in Conakry

In accordance with the instructions of King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema, in coordination with the competent Guinean authorities, inaugurated the Mohammed VI Mosque in Conakry for the Friday Noon Prayer.

 

Guinean Prime Minister, Amadou Oury Bah, who attended the inauguration ceremony said The Mohammed VI Mosque in Conakry testifies to the “strong” ties and solidarity between Morocco and Guinea.”

This “beautiful mosque” is an addition to King Mohammed VI’s various initiatives which reflect the centuries-old relations between this part of North Africa and that of West Africa, he underlined.

The Guinean Prime Minister expressed his great admiration for the architecture of this mosque which reflects the Sovereign’s desire to enshrine the identity of Moroccan civilization and culture in the West African landscape.

The official inauguration ceremony was also attended by President of National Transition Council of Guinea, Dansa Kourouma, Guinean minister of National Defense, Aboubacar Sidiki Camara, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Morissanda Kouyaté, and Secretary General of Religious Affairs of Guinea, Karamo Diawara.

The Foundation of African Ulema, led by its Secretary General, Mohamed Rifki, Morocco’s ambassador to Guinea, Isam Taïb, President of the Foundation’s section in Guinea, Abdelkarim Dioubate, as well as Moroccan and Guinean personalities attended the ceremony.

The Friday Khutbah (Sermon) was delivered by the representative of the Moroccan Supreme Council of Ulema.

The Mohammed VI Mosque in Conakry, whose construction works were launched by King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, in February 2017, was built according to authentic Moroccan architectural standards, with an accommodation capacity of more than 3,000 worshipers, over an area of one hectare.

This religious monument includes a large prayer room, a conference room, a library, a Koranic school, a commercial area, an administrative department and green spaces.

The Mohammed VI Mosque in Conakry will host prayers and Holy Quran lessons, and will be a minaret to disseminate wisdom, as part of the brotherly relations between Guinean and Moroccan people, to benefit Guinea of Morocco’s experience and expertise in the management of the religious field and the promotion of religious values of tolerance, solidarity and dialogue, on the basis of the common religious constants between the two brotherly countries.

On the sidelines of the official inauguration ceremony, and as part of its charitable social activities, the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema, in perfect coordination with its section in Conakry and the Secretariat General of Religious Affairs, will distribute over 1,000 food baskets.

This action aims to enshrine the values of humanity, solidarity, and mutual aid within Guinean society, in accordance with the vision of the Sovereign, President of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema.

Relatedly, Morocco’s embassy in Conakry, with the participation of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema, hosted an Iftar within the Mohammed VI Mosque in Conakry, in honor of Guinean official religious authorities and diplomatic representations accredited in Guinea.

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