A Chinese author was awarded Morocco's highest cultural honor by the country's Ministry of Culture in Casablanca on Saturday, February 11.
Liu Zhenyun is the first Chinese author to receive the prestigious cultural award.
The prize aims at commending authors that speak different languages and whose works have had a great impact on the literature of Morocco and the Arab world.
Liu was given the award during Morocco's 23rd International Book Fair in Casablanca.
This isn't the first time Liu Zhenyun has been honored by the Arab world. In 2016, he was given a similar award by Egypt.
After receiving the honor, Liu expressed his gratitude to many translators, saying that their hard work had taken his literary works to Morocco and the Arab world.
Liu's works have been published not only in Morocco, but also Egypt, Lebanon, Algeria, Iraq, Tunisia and other countries in the region.