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Moroccan City Oujda Receives 'Arab Cultural Capital' in Egypt


(MENAFN- Morocco World News) The city of Oujda Rabat – Egyptian Minister of Culture Enas Abdel Dayem passed the 'Arab Cultural Capital Flame' to Moroccan Minister of Culture and Communication Mohamed Laaraj in celebration of Oujda as the 'Capital of Arab Culture for 2018.'

The Capital of Arab Culture ceremony took place inKarnak Temple in Luxor, the Egyptian city of arts and culture, March 15-18, showcasing a number of cultural activities, including performances by Moroccan singer Samira al Qadri and Egyptian vocalist Mohamed Mounir.

A number of prominent personalities were present, including Morocco's Minister of Culture and Communication Mohamed Laaraj; Egyptian Minister of Culture Enas Abdel Dayem, and the representative of the Oujda urban commune, Omar Hjira, reported Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).

During this cultural event, organized by Dayem and Luxor Governor Mohamed Badr, the Standing Committee on Arab Culture honored Oujda with the title 'Arab Cultural Capital,' a title passed to different cities in the Arab world every year.

Dayem also handed off the 'Arab Cultural Flame' prize to Laaraj, following a meeting in November 2017, where a number of ministers throughout the Arab world elected Oujda as the Capital of Arab Culture for 2018- according to MAP.

Arab Cultural Capital is an annual cultural event organized in Luxor to reinforce cultural exchange in the Arab World.

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