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Photo exhibition: Constantine at European Parliament

APS - 30 June 2016

BRUSSELS (Belgium)- Constantine is at the heart of a photo exhibition at the European parliament in Brussels, Belgium, with pictures featuring the architectural richness, the suspended bridges, the old-time crafts and the customs of the local population of this old city, which was Capital of the Arab Culture in 2015.

Organized by the delegation for relations with Maghreb countries at the European Parliament, the photo exhibition entitled "Constantine, crossed looks, heritage and culture," is the work of a group of Algerian and European photographers, who have immortalized the wonders of the Old Rock City.

Launched in 2014 in Constantine (431-km east of Algiers) by EU delegation to Algeria, within the framework of the second edition Euro-Algerian Residence of Photographers, the initiative is intended to establish a travelling photo exhibition and an art book on the city of Constantine.

The project, achieved through collaboration between Algerian and European artists, "shows the success of intercultural dialogue," the deputy chairman of the delegation, French MEPs Tokia Saifi, said during the preview.

Saifi called for "reinforcing cooperation" and for "further promotion of inter-cultural dialogue" to pave the way for other kinds of collaboration.