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The Exemplary Moroccan Exception Highlighted in Cordoba: Azoulay

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The city of Essaouira has joined the "Cordoba declaration for peace, dialogue and diversity", an initiative aimed at spreading the values of living together and openness.
The Exemplary Moroccan Exception Highlighted in Cordoba: Azoulay
19 November 2018

The town halls of the Spanish cities of Cordoba, Seville and Granada, as well as the deputy mayor of Essaouira and the mayor of the German city of Nuremberg are the first signatories of this call for peace initialed Friday at Madinat Azzahra, near Cordoba.

The Moroccan city was elected as a representative of the values conveyed by the Kingdom, land of tolerance and openness.

"Essaouira, an open city and a pioneering city for dialogue and the meeting of all cultures, has just found in Cordoba an international consecration," said HM the King’s advisor and President of the Foundation of the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean, André Azoulay.

Azoulay said he was very proud to see Essaouira, represented by Tarik Ottmani, Vice-President of the City Council, put its own signature alongside those of the mayors of Cordoba, Nuremberg, Seville and Granada, which gathered to launch the network of cities committed to the respect of human rights, the peaceful resolution of conflicts and the common fight against Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.

Stressing that this call, which will be submitted to the General Assemblies of the United Nations and UNESCO, took place on the eve of the World Day for Tolerance, Azoulay highlighted the Moroccan exception driven by the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI.

"It is in this perspective, he continued, that we must take the full measure of the call made in New York by HM King Mohammed VI at the end of September in his message to the summit of the UNESCO which stressed that education should be the top priority in the fight against anti-Semitism and racism," Azoulay pointed out.

For the mayor of Cordoba, Isabel Ambrosio, this agreement is geared to "establish bridges between all the cities of the world in order to build spaces of peace, dialogue and living together", adding that "the signatory cities are a world reference in the coexistence of the three monotheistic religions ".

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