French President honors Mehdi Qotbi with the insignia of Grand Officer of the National Merit

In a splendid ceremony held at the Elysée Palace on Thursday evening, French President Emmanuel Macron honored Mehdi Qotbi, President of the National Museum Foundation in Morocco, with the rank of Grand Officer of the National Merit, one of the highest honors awarded by the French Republic.

In his speech to Mehdi Qotbi, Macron described him as “an exceptional artist” and “a creator of bridges between countries and people.” He also praised his role as a promoter of arts and talents, affirming that Qotbi never ceases to create, exhibit, and teach the visual arts, while meeting with inspiring personalities who motivate others.

In his statements to the Maghreb Arab Press Agency, Qotbi expressed his pride in this honor, which reflects the wonderful collective work carried out by the National Museum Foundation in Morocco. The foundation has succeeded in organizing major national and international exhibitions and contributing to the preservation of Morocco’s rich heritage and its promotion worldwide.

It is worth mentioning that Mehdi Qotbi had previously been honored with the Order of Honor, with the ranks of Knight and Officer, and then promoted to the rank of Commander, in recognition of his artistic and cultural efforts.

The ceremony was attended by a number of senior French and Moroccan officials, including the French Minister of the Interior, the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, as well as prominent figures in the fields of diplomacy, culture, and arts.

Source: Fes News

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