Kozhikode: An Internatinational cultural summit, participating academic experts, Muslim scholars and diplomats conducted in Marakkesh, the culturally prominent city in Morocco. The Summit themed ‘Civilisational exchanges among Africa, Arabia, and India: roots from history to present’ was marked by a couple of rich discussions on Muslims transnational lives, as well as the world-famous ancient traveller Ibnu Batuta’s contributions. H.E Dr Mana Saeed Al Otaiba, the special adviser of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and a well-known writer was awarded in the function for his decades-long activities in the field of stabilizing peace across globally and strengthening Indo-Arab Relation by Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Musliyar, the chancellor of Markaz.
Inaugurating the function Dr Mana Saeed Al Otaiba said that he had intervened in a number of strategic issues as the diplomat of UAE including in India in the time of Indira Gandhi and made peaceful negotiation in issues such as India and Morocco diplomatic relation, Pakistan-Bangladesh early problems.
Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Musliyar said in the keynote address that Markaz soon will start institutes in Morocco academically collaborating with 3 major universities there. As a result of this process students from here to there, and vice versa can travel for education in the near future with the support of embassies and government of both the countries. Dr Karim Qasiyy, the representative of Morocco king HH Mohammed VI, was the chief guest. Sayyid Ali Bafakhi Thangal, Dr Khaleel Ailabuni, Dr Ahmed Alawi Muhammed, Dr Abdulla Bansar Alawi, Dr AP Abdul Hakkim Azhari talked in the function.
As part of the week-long Cultural journey, the Markaz expert team accompanied Kanthapuram will visit a number of heritage centres, universities, Libraries and Muslim institutions, as well as historians and academics.