Mauritania celebrates Nouakchott as cultural capital of Islamic world

Desert in Mauritania, August 2019 [Özkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency]

Mauritania on Friday commenced the first events since Nouakchott was chosen as the capital of culture in the Islamic world for 2023. Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, ministers of culture from many Arab and Islamic countries and professionals from the fields of culture, literature and media attended the opening ceremony held at the Conference Palace in Nouakchott. The opening ceremony, organised under the supervision of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ICESCO) and the Mauritanian Ministry of Culture, included artistic performances and cultural exhibitions besides a pavilion devoted to manuscripts and another for sites registered on the Islamic Heritage List. Mauritanian Minister of Culture Mohamed Ould Soueidatt shared in a speech that the declaration of Nouakchott as the […] Source

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