Rabat – Palestinian officials on Tuesday in Rabat welcomed the invaluable support provided by HM King Mohammed VI to the education sector in Al-Quds and in Palestine in general, in particular through Bayt Mal Al-Quds Acharif Agency.

Speaking at an enlarged meeting on the granting of scholarships for research and studies on Al-Quds at the University of Al-Quds and at the Hassan II faculty of agronomic and environmental sciences in Gaza, the Ambassador of Palestine in Morocco, Jamal Choubki, highlighted the role of the Kingdom, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, in support of the Palestinian cause, as well as the supervision by the Sovereign of the commendable action of the Bayt Mal Al-Quds Acharif Agency.

To this end, the Palestinian diplomat highlighted the efforts made by the Agency, particularly in the social and economic fields, adding that the Agency has succeeded in implementing important projects in the holy city mainly in the sectors of health, education, youth, sports and housing.

The Agency’s support for education and the publishing of books and studies is of paramount importance in the preservation of the Palestinian identity and the protection of its cultural and civilizational legacy, both in Al-Quds and in other cities and regions of Palestine, he said, noting that these efforts and initiatives are “eloquent testimony to the breadth and value of the support provided by the Kingdom of Morocco to the Palestinian cause, with a view to protecting the city of Al-Quds against attempts aimed at altering its civilizational and religious characteristics”.

For his part, the president of Al Azhar University in Gaza, Ahmed El Tayyan, welcomed the high solicitude of HM the King who has decided to personally fund the reconstruction of the agronomic and veterinary faculty of Gaza, after it has being completely destroyed, with more than 7 million dollars and to which the Sovereign chose the name of His August Father, late HM Hassan II, highlighting the close ties binding the Palestinians to their Moroccan brothers.

For her part, the vice-president of Al-Quds University, Safaa Nasredine, expressed the gratitude of her university and all the Palestinian establishments in Al-Quds for the importance given by HM the King to the protection of the city and its holy places, recalling the support provided by the Sovereign to the inhabitants of AL-Quds in particular and to the Palestinian people in general, to face all crises, especially in this period of health crisis following the Covid-19 pandemic.

The director of education and teaching in Al-Quds, Samir Jibril, recalled the achievements of the Bayt Mal Al-Quds Agency in the field of education, under the High Patronage of HM the King, recalling the acquisition of real estate converted into schools, such as the Al Nahda school and the Salah Al Dine school and the construction of new schools such as the Hassan II school in Wad Al Jaouz and the Al Massira high school in Shaâfat, as well as the restoration projects of ten schools, within the framework of the “My Beautiful School” program.

During this meeting, the Bayt Mal Al-Quds Acharif Agency signed a cooperation and partnership agreement with the Palestinian University of Al-Quds for the granting of scholarships to students and research professors who work on subjects related to Al-Quds, its past, its religious and civilizational legacy and its links with Moroccans.

This agreement, signed by the director in charge of the management of the Agency, Mohamed Salem Cherkaoui, and the president of the University, Imad Abu-Kishk, aims to organize relations between the two parties in terms of granting of incentive scholarships by the Agency to doctoral students and research-professors of the university.

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