International Centre for the Promotion of Crafts (CIPA)

A cooperation agreement between IRCICA and International Centre for the Promotion of Crafts (CIPA), Fez, Morocco, was signed by Mr. Omar Amine Benabdallah, Director of CIPA, and Prof. Dr. Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu in November 1998. CIPA was established as a joint project established between the Government of Morocco and UNESCO. The agreement was signed in Rabat, in the presence of Dr. Hassan Al-Maouni, Secretary of State in charge of handicrafts, Kingdom of Morocco. It covers cooperation for the development of crafts where two sides agree to establish cooperation at the appropriate level and consult regularly on matters of common interest for the purpose of achieving their objectives and coordinating their respective activities.