The 42nd edition of the Asilah International Cultural Moussem is scheduled from 29 October to 18 November. It will be marked in particular by the organization of six conferences as part of the 35th edition of the Al-Mouatamid Ibn Abbad Open University. The inaugural conference, entitled “The Maghreb and the Sahel: the inescapable partnership?” will take place from 29 to 31 October, followed by a symposium on “What future for electoral democracy?” (November 3-5), which will be moderated by Luis Amado, former Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs. The conference “The Arabs and new regional and international changes: where is pan-Arabism going?” (November 8-10) will be moderated by the Mauritanian writer and academic Abdullah Ould Abah. This session also provides for a conference tribute to the veteran of the Moroccan press, Mohamed Brini (November 11), whose work will be coordinated by the Moroccan journalist Jamal El Mohafid. As for the fifth conference on “Sheikh Zayed: the visionary leader” (12-13 November), it will be marked by the presence of the Emirati Minister of Culture and Youth, Ms. Noura Al-Kaabi, adds the same source. This session will end its work with the second poetic meeting “language of contemporary Arab poetry”, which will be moderated by Moroccan critic Charaf Eddine Majdouline.
In addition to these meetings, this edition will also be punctuated by a series of workshops (painting, engraving) and workshops focusing, among other things, on writing for children.
The organizers have also planned a “one-man-show” exhibition by the famous painter Khalid El Bekkay, as well as another exhibition on “the summers of the arts” at the gallery of the Hassan II center and two others, including the one is dedicated to young painters from Asilah at the “Diwan” Gallery of the Palace of Culture and the other reserved for children’s works (gallery of the Hassan II center).