Rabat, April 24-26, 2018– The Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies represented by the Director of International Studies Department, Dr. Renee Hattar, participated in in the 45th session of the Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco on”Latin America as a horizon of thought” with the participation of intellectuals, researchers and politicians from Latin American countries and Morroco.
This session was held as a result of a series of thematic conferences on Latin America led by prominent intellectuals and politicians, including former Brazilian President Fernando Collor De Mello, Marcelino Oreja Aguirre, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, and Antonio Carrasco, Ambassador of Bolivia to UNESCO.
The Secretary of the Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Abdeljalil Alhajmari, expressed in his opening speech the importance of opening up to new horizons and having a profound dialogue with the world, adding that cultural diversity is a source of richness, which, in turn, increases performance.
HRH Prince Al-Hassan bin Talal in his speech given on his behalf by Mr. Mohammd Al-Katani, stressed the importance of the joint effort to promote the concepts of dialogue, respect and recognition of multiculturalism and diversity of religions and cultures through cultural and academic work between the Arab world and Latin American countries. “Intellectual cooperation enriches cooperation between civilizations which fosters a better comparative analytical understanding of how we perceive each other and the similarities that unite us,” said HRH Prince Al-Hassan bin Talal.
Latin America as a horizon of thought