Tunis — The Embassy and the Consulate General of Morocco in Tunisia held Saturday a ceremony to award prizes to children of the Moroccan community living in this country who won a drawing competition organized under the slogan “Let’s draw Morocco, our Homeland.”
These children, aged 10 to 14, participated in this competition with drawings reflecting their attachment to their motherland and retrace the salient events in the history of modern Morocco.
Speaking on this occasion, Morocco’s ambassador to Tunisia, Hassan Tariq, praised the efforts of the children participating in this competition.
The Moroccan diplomat highlighted the input of collective mobilization for the defense of the Sahara in building the Moroccan personality and national identity, focusing on new developments related to the latest effective intervention carried out, on the instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, to restore normalcy at the border crossing of El Guerguerat.
In this context, Tariq stressed the major importance of the momentum of international support for this process.
This momentum, he said, was crowned by the historic recognition by the United States of the full sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco over its Sahara.
For his part, the Consul General of Morocco in Tunisia, Ali Benaissa said that this recognition is the result of tireless efforts made by HM King Mohammed VI, for years, to consolidate the Moroccanness of the Sahara on the national, African and international levels.
This drawing contest aims to encourage children of the Moroccan community established in Tunisia to develop their creativity and strengthen their ties with their homeland, he added.
At the end of this ceremony, held in compliance with the health protocol related to the coronavirus epidemic, several prizes (tablets, books, fables …) were awarded to the winning children.
This competition was held on the occasion of the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of Independence and the 45th anniversary of the glorious Green March.