Moroccan globetrotter, Ayad El Mouftahi, arrived in Dakar on Thursday, the second leg of a cycling tour that will take him to several countries covering Africa, Asia and Europe, leaving the city of ‘El Jadida’ under the slogan “Morocco”. Today’s Morocco is not yesterday’s”.
On this occasion, the young Ayat El Moufta, who carries the Moroccan flag on a bicycle in 22 African countries and Asian countries including Mecca, Al-Quds Acharib, was welcomed at the Moroccan Embassy in Senegal. of his initiative. On this occasion, H.M. The King’s ambassador, Hassan Nasiri, praised the young cyclist’s efforts to improve Morocco’s image, protect the national cause and make the kingdom’s assets known through sport. function.
Mr. Nasiri was very appreciative. The Moroccan diplomat, in this respect, recalled the role that athletes in general and cyclists in particular can play in promoting and spreading the values of tolerance and coexistence, stressing that there is a representation of the Kingdom of Morocco in Senegal. He always encouraged this kind of initiative.
For the warm welcome he received on his arrival at Dakar from Mauritania, H.M. Ayat El Mouftahi expressed his heartfelt thanks to the King’s ambassador and all the members of the embassy. The Moroccan cyclist said that by covering 50,000 km as part of his adventure, he plans to build human relations with elements of civil society in the countries covered by his journey as a form of parallel diplomacy.
He indicated that he will work to improve the image of the kingdom, promote its traditions and customs, its tourism assets and its cultural and geographical diversity through press conferences, meetings and interactions with local people on social networks.
Ayat El Mouftahi has expressed his desire to enter the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s youngest world traveler (age 26) to cycle across three continents. In Africa, the journey of the young Moroccan cyclist covers many countries, in this case, South Africa, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo Pressa, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania and Togo.