Moroccan king finances new US$6 million Gaza faculty

The new Hassan II agronomic and environmental sciences faculty in Gaza, financed by the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, was inaugurated on 24 August.

The new institution, named after the king’s father, cost more than US$6 million to construct, reported Libération of Casablanca.

It comprises 12 classrooms, laboratories and other buildings for specialised use, according to Ahmed Toufiq, Moroccan minister of endowments and Islamic affairs, who attended the inauguration ceremony.

He said that Palestinian politicians, academics and members of civil society who attended the ceremony, which was organised by the Palestinian National Authority, thanked the king for his initiative, reported Libération. Toufiq said they reflected the historic relations uniting the Moroccan and Palestinian people.

In a video message Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas paid tribute to the role King Mohammed VI had played in support of the Palestinian cause and thanked him for the new university institution, which reflected the king’s concern for the Palestinian people and their progress, reported Libération.

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