The 21st Afro Festival was held at the Museum of African Art. During the two days of the program, with the support of the African Diplomatic Community in Belgrade, the cultural treasury of Africa was celebrated.
Especially arranged stands with handicrafts, fabrics, jewellery, and gastronomic specialities were presented to many visitors. The Honorary Guest of the Festival this year was the Kingdom of Morocco.
H.E. Ambassador Mohammed Amin Belhaj gifted the museum with a valuable exhibit, an eighty years old traditionally handmade saddle.
Director of the Museum, Dr Marija Aleksić, thanked the ambassador for a donation to introduce future generations of visitors to the part of the rich material culture and inexhaustible creativity that comes from Morocco.
City Secretary for Culture Ivona Jevtić addressed visitors and members of the diplomatic corps at the official opening of the Festival, pointing out the importance of this unique cultural institution, both for the City of Belgrade and for the promotion of international cultural cooperation with the countries of the African continent.