The Moroccan Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency Imane Ouaadil, has held a special event to bid farewell to Ayad El Mouftahi, who stopped over in Ghana on his global cycling tour.
The tour of three continents covering about 50,000 kilometres will take the young Moroccan to 22 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Her Excellency, Ambassador Imane Ouaadil, left in a pose with Ayad El Mouftahi
In Africa, the journey of the young Moroccan cyclist which started from El Guergerate , Morocco , spans over many countries, including Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria , Cameroun, Gabon, Congo, The Democratic Republic of Congo , Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt.
On this special occasion , the 26 year old young Ayad , El Mouftahi, who carries the Moroccan flag on a bicycle in 22 African countries and Asian countries , was welcomed by Madam Imane Ouaadil, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Ghana and members of the Moroccan community in Ghana.
Madam Ouaadil in her remarks commended the young Moroccan athlete’s endeavour to cycle through Africa with a message of pan Africanism and peaceful coexistence , bringing together the African populations all through the different steps of cycling tour.
The ambassador stated that the journey undertaken by Ayad El Mouftahi in the African continent that bears the slogan “ The Morocco of Today is not the Morocco of Yesterday “ includes various sublime meanings and messages and consecrates the insightful vision of King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco.
El Mouftahi in a pose with members of the Moroccan Community in Ghana
It calls for the strengthening of the bonds of brotherhood , affection and cooperation with sisterly African countries. Madam Ouaadil also underscored the strong message carried by the Moroccan athlete regarding the Moroccan unalterable , inalienable and non-negotiable sovereignty on the whole of its territory including the Moroccan Sahara.
In his statement, El Mouftahi expressed gratitude to the Ambassador and the Moroccan community living in Ghana for the great support and kind assistance extended to him. He also thanked both CIMAF Ghana and OCP Ghana for generously sponsoring the Ghana leg of his cycling.
He explained that his adventure, particularly, in Africa aims was aimed at building human relations between Morocco and the sister African countries.
He added that through his journey, he would spare no effort in promoting the values of Morocco, its traditions and customs through constant interactions with locals and on social media networks.