President Abdoulaye Wade has provided more than 32 million CFA francs (€ 50,000) as a contribution to the construction of the Great Mosque of Marseilles whose project is 75 years old.
The check’s presentation took place in the framework of the France-Africa summit, that was held recently in Nice on the Riviera and several Senegalese authorities attended the ceremony.
In handing the envelope to the Vice President in charge of the mosque construction, Makhète Cisse, who had with him the elected municipal Elizabeth Said, the head of state has “urged Muslims to preserve this place of worship” , noting that his action is to”support efforts towards Islam. “
The recipients thanked the Senegalese President and said that his actions were “very important to honor the Senegalese community in Marseille.”