Morocco was in the spotlight during a ceremony organized in Panama City to celebrate the traditional Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.
The Moroccan Ambassador to Panama, Oumama Aouad, invited to this celebration, was invited to light the Peace Candle in homage to the role and contribution of the Kingdom to the establishment of peace in the world, and in particular in the Middle East region, indicates a statement from the diplomatic representation of Morocco in this Caribbean country.
Organized by the Israeli Embassy in Panama City, and chaired by its Ambassador, Itai Bardov, the ceremony took place in the presence of personalities from the political and diplomatic world, including the Panamanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Erika Mouynès, as well as as the Minister of Agricultural Development, the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as magistrates of the Supreme Court.
Chief Rabbi David Perets, of Moroccan origin, served as the representative of the Hebrew community in Panama.
Many members of the said community, of Moroccan descent, expressed their joy and pride in seeing the country of their origins honored for its historic and still active role as a bridge between peoples, beyond religious affiliations and ethnic differences.
The speakers, in this sense, praised the pioneering role of the Moroccan monarchy in the preservation of the peaceful coexistence of different religious communities.