The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports and official spokesman for the Moroccan government, Mr. Hassan Abyaba, visited the pavilion of Umm Al-Qura University participating in the events of SIEL Casablanca 2020, 26th Edition of the International Fair Book, held from 6 to 16 February, 2020.
The Moroccan Minister praised the university pavilion and its scientific content, describing the visit as a bridge for close cooperation with Saudi educational institutions and a step forward towards future partnerships with Umm Al-Qura University. He mentioned this was a way of enriching the scientific and knowledge content of the Arab beneficiaries.
The Head of the University Delegation at the International Casablanca Book Fair, Prof. Turki Al-Utaibi, thanked the Moroccan Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports for his visit to the UQU pavilion, noting the facilities provided by the ministry to the university delegation for the success of the pavilion. Al-Utaibi also gave the Minister a brief overview of Umm Al-Qura University and its scientific and academic history, and the cultural cooperation between the university and the sister Kingdom of Morocco.
The UQU Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Abdul-Wahab Al-Resini, visited the university corner, participating as part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's pavilion. The visit was followed by a comprehensive tour of the entities participating in the Saudi Pavilion, accompanied by the supervisor of the Saudi Cultural Bureau in Morocco, Mr. Naser bin Tami Al-Buqami.