The city of Benghazi in eastern Libya is preparing to be named: “The Capital of Islamic Culture for the year 2023”, which will include cultural, Islamic, literary, artistic and other events with the Libyan identity, after about 16 years of choosing Tripoli as the capital of Islamic Culture for the year 2007.
The Minister of Education of the Government of National Unity, Musa Al-Magreg, issued a decision to form a committee for the technical and financial preparation of the program to celebrate the city of Benghazi.
In the meantime, the mayor of Benghazi, Al-Saqr Bojwari, reaffirmed the city’s readiness to celebrate “Benghazi, the Capital of Islamic Culture for the year 2023.
During the second meeting held by the newly-formed committee in Benghazi, Bojwari explained that the municipality will seek to initiate urgent maintenance of the infrastructure of the cultural centers and headquarters that will be used in the celebration.
The meeting also dealt with several proposals for the celebration, such as holding festivals or theatrical acts, in addition to a festival of Libyan songs and religious chantings, in addition to other cultural events.