Project: “Sozopol and Essauira – open doors between two civilizations”


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At the Sozopol Foundation’s office – an active participation in the development of the project, it was received an official letter by Mr. Firmin Edouard Matoko – Assistant Director-General for the Africa Department.

3 Mr. Firmin Edouard Matoko – Assistant Director-General for the Africa Department

Official letter from Mr. Firmin Edouard Matoko

The letter reflects the gratitude and positive attitude of UNESCO Director-General Ms. Audrey Azoulay,

4 Ms. Audrey Azoulay – UNESCO Director-General

as well as the opinion of Mr. Matoko on the overall activity of Sozopol Foundation, including the Foundation’s participation in the project “Sozopol and Essauira – open doors between two civilizations”.

One of the guarantees for the successful development and implementation of the international project is the participation of NGOs from the Kingdom of Morocco, the city of Essauira, the Republic of Bulgaria, the town of Sozopol and a number of intellectuals from both countries. The project is supported entirely by H.e. Ms. Zaquia El Midaui – Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in the Republic of Bulgaria and Mr. Svetoslav Glosov – Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Morocco in the Republic of Bulgaria.

5 From right to left – Mr. Svetoslav Glosov – Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Morocco in the Republic of Bulgaria, H.e. Ms. Zaquia El Midaui – Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in the Republic of Bulgaria

At the core of the project “Sozopol and Essauira – open doors between two civilizations” are:
• Conservation and presentation of the rich cultural heritage of the two historic cities;
• The development of culture, cultural diversity and multicolourism;

As the famous intellectual and creator Dr. Shafiq Subai says: “Located on the border between Myth and Modernity, these two cities are romantic, cultural and cosmopolitan settlements, loved and hailed by artists, attended by philosophers and thinkers, holy cities and cities of traditions. Cities living in historical legends and a model of peaceful and life nowadays”.

6 Mr. Kiril Arnautski and Dr. Shafiq Subai

The language of art is universal, and when it meets the support of governmental and non-governmental organizations, and representatives of civil society, it inevitably leads to the understanding of cultures and the dialogue between nationalities.