Ibn Rushd Prize for Concord Awarded to Writer Abdelkader Chaoui, Morocco’s Cervantes Institute

8 February 2024
Ibn Rushd Prize for Concord Awarded to Writer Abdelkader Chaoui, Morocco’s Cervantes Institute


The Ibn Rushd Prize for Concord will be awarded to writer Abdelkader Chaoui and the Cervantes Institute in Morocco for their commendable efforts in fostering coexistence and intercultural dialogue, announced the organizers on Thursday.

Presented by the Andalusia-Morocco friendship association “Forum Ibn Rushd,” the prize has two categories: one recognizing notable contributions from Spanish institutions or individuals, and the other acknowledging Moroccan contributions.

Abdelkader Chaoui and the director of the Cervantes Institute, Luis Garcia Montero, will receive the prize during an official ceremony scheduled for the end of May in Spain, according to a press release issued by the association.

The prize aims to “highlight, encourage, and reward the significant contributions made by institutions or individuals to promote understanding, mutual knowledge, coexistence, dialogue, peace, justice, and environmental protection in both Morocco and Spain.”

The Cervantes Institute boasts one of the largest networks globally in Morocco, with 6 centers across various regions of the Kingdom, including Rabat, Marrakech, Casablanca, Tangier, Tetouan, and Fez.

Abdelkader Chaoui, born in 1950 in Bab Taza, is a writer, poet, journalist, and former diplomat who has dedicated a significant portion of his intellectual and creative endeavors to promoting cross-cultural understanding.

The Andalusia-Morocco “Ibn Rochd Forum” friendship association, currently comprising over 200 members on both sides of the Strait of Gibraltar, is committed to fostering mutual understanding between the two peoples through a diverse range of initiatives.

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