Note CAMH Coop_religiousfield Afrique
Consolidating the South South Cooperation in the religious field
Within the framework of enhanced South-South cooperation, the Kingdom of Morocco will reinforce it cooperation in the religious field with Tunisia, Guinea (Conakry) and Libya.
In fact, and on the basis of requests from the above mentioned countries for training of their preachers, His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, as a Commander of the Faithful, has given his approval in principle for cooperation and training on the management of the religious field with this countries.
In this regard, the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco will strengthen its cooperation with the Tunisian Government in the religious sphere including the training in Morocco of Tunisian preachers according to the Moroccan principles of moderation, tolerance and openness.
In the same line, the Kingdom of Morocco, responded positively to the request of the Republic of Guinea to train Guinean preachers in Morocco. This reflects the importance of the religious dimension within the special historical relationship between the two sisterly and friendly countries.
It has to be recalled that on the occasion of the inauguration ceremony of the Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, in Bamako, on September 19th 2013, the Kingdom of Morocco signed an agreement with Mali for the training in Morocco, over the next few years, of 500 Malian Imams (preachers).
The growing number of African countries, from North African countries as well as from West Africa, cooperating with the Kingdom of Morocco, demonstrates on hand that Morocco, as a fervent advocate of South-South Cooperation, will spare not effort to support cooperation with this countries, and on the other hand, that Moroccan foundations and religious guidance based on the precepts of moderation and the–middle-of-the-road-approach- in the Islamic customs and practices, the values of tolerance and openness to others became an example of tolerance that can be shared with other countries.
In fact, the Moroccan spiritual and religious foundations are based on the "Malikite doctrine" defending the values of mutual understanding, cohabitation between peoples and communities, promoting the values of tolerance and rejecting the obscurantism and religious extremism.
Aware of the importance and the sensibility of the religious field and cautious on providing training to preachers to properly fulfill their mission and spread the values of balance and tolerance, the Kingdom of Morocco has elaborated a curricula based on a diversified quality of training in order to participate in efforts to lay the foundations for societies living in peace and harmony.
Finally, the role of the Kingdom of Morocco and its effective participation in the efforts of the international community for more tolerance and better cohabitation between different communities and religions has been worldwide well perceived, especially in some African countries among politicians, religious leaders and ordinary citizens who welcomed the pioneering initiative of training the preachers. This reflects the depth of exceptional spiritual relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and certain regions of the African continent sharing a rich cultural heritage and a common human worship and constant solidarity.