On the 17th Anniversary of the Enthronement of His Majesty, King Mohammed V1 of Morocco, the ambassador of the Kingdom, and Mrs. Mustapha Salahdine hosted a reception at the Serena Hotel to celebrate the occasion.
The event was attended by many Pakistanis from different walks of life and of course, diplomats and their spouses. The guest of honour was Federal Minister for Information Broadcasting & National Heritage, Pervaiz Rashid and the cake cutting ceremony took place after the national anthems of both countries had been played.
The hall had been properly decorated to suit the occasion, which added to the ambience and prompted a guest to say that it was an ‘elegant’ affair. Along with other members of the embassy, the popular ambassador and his equally admired spouse, attired in the traditional dress of their country, greeted guests at the entrance to the hall; there was a snap shot session with nearly all the guests – photographs revive pleasant memories — and because it was one of the first receptions to be held after a long break, there was much of the ‘hail fellow, well met’ sentiment in their greetings as guests met each other.
Moroccan specialties were served for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, especially those who have lived in Morocco and miss the fact that there is no restaurant in the capital serving thus cuisine. Our hostess personally went around asking guests of they had tried this or that, which made them feel special.
Morocco is located in Northwest Africa, on Atlantic Ocean Part of “AL MAGHREB AL ARABI” -the name for the alliance of North African countries -Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania. Newsweek Magazine, August 2010, listed Morocco 6th in the world amongst smaller population countries, in economic development for such sectors as: services such as tourism, telecom and textiles, mining, fishing, salt, construction, manufacturing. Morocco is, yet, dependent too much on agriculture which employs about 45% of the population.