Yesterday, November 27, the Seville Mosque Foundation had the honor and privilege of being invited to the act of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation. This act has commemorated the 20 years of activity of this foundation in which the values and the intention with which it was created were clear: the concord, cooperation, understanding, respect and dialogue between cultures that converge in the Mare Nostrum,
A commendable and faultless activity in the search for understanding and harmony among the Mediterranean peoples bathed in the spirit of the 1995 Barcelona Agreement that has been evident in the words of the personalities of Spain and Morocco who attended this event, among which were the President of the Board of Andalusia and Honorary President of the Three Cultures Foundation, Juan Manuel Moreno, the Mayor of Seville, Juan Espadas and André Azoulai, Counselor of HM the King of Morocco and President of the Three Cultures Foundation.
From the Seville Mosque Foundation we want to congratulate the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation these twenty years of existence recognizing the great work of all the workers who have gone through this foundation and who currently work in it, contributing that grain of sand that has marked the difference and made it possible for this institution to be a worldwide reference as a symbol of harmony, understanding and respect between cultures. We hope to continue collaborating with this great institution to show the world that coexistence, respect and dialogue between cultures are possible and attainable realities.
In the words of the Three Cultures Foundation:
“The Mediterranean space has always been an area of inspiration and reflection for those who coexist there. As the cradle of civilizations, it deserves that its legacy endure and that the paradigm of the relations that occur in it change.
International public life demands more than ever an extraordinary effort to eradicate extremisms and fundamentalisms that are imposed on dialogue and coexistence. The efforts of the Three Cultures Foundation to build bridges between societies are more necessary than at any other time and it is key to coordinate them to broaden horizons and gain effectiveness. Cultural diplomacy is an excellent tool that must address this emergency and the cultural development of the other. Therefore, after 20 years of incessant work in this field, the Foundation celebrates this work day by the hand of relevant authorities, experts, institutions and think tanks to jointly study the challenges that this Mediterranean in which we live and the role that plays institutions like this one. ”