Doha, Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021, ends
Doha: Despite the world’s exceptional health conditions, special events in Doha, Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021, witnessed a broad cultural movement, Minister of Culture HE Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Hamad Al Thani stated.
Culture is the key to economic prosperity and development since countries flourish and prosper civilly through their cultures.
“I am pleased to conclude the activities of Doha, Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021, which were organized under the patronage of Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, under the slogan “Our Culture is Light”,” the Minister said.
The Minister added that “the events were held to translate the qualitative richness of culture in Qatar, in order to preserve Islamic culture and enhance its presence in society with its openness to diverse cultures,” the Minister added.
“The events contributed to achieving positive interaction between intellectuals, creators and cultural institutions, and succeeded in presenting a distinctive image of our culture and cultural heritage that nourishes our national identity,” he said.
In addition to enhancing cultural identity, the events aimed to develop communication bridges with the cultures of Islamic peoples, ensuring that culture remains the title of rapprochement and cooperation.
The Minister praised the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and H E Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, Minister of Sports and Youth, for their efforts in making Doha the Islamic world’s cultural capital a success.