HE Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, and Chinese Minister of Culture, Luo Shugang, have signed the announcement of the Qatar-China Year of Culture 2016, during the official visit of HE the Minister of Culture to China, reports Qatar News Agency (QNA).
Before signing the announcement, the Ministers, Dr Al Kuwari and Shugang, held a session of talks to discuss cultural relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing them. HE Charge d’affaires of the Qatari Embassy to the People’s Republic of China, Abdullah Saif Al Khayreen, attended the signing ceremony and the talks session.
During his visit to China, HE Dr Al Kuwari paid a visit to the Chinese National Museum and the Palace of the Forbidden City in Beijing, expressing his appreciation for the rich culture of China and the depth of the historical relations between Arabs and Chinese. According to Dr Al Kuwari, 2016 will see many different events within the framework of the excellent and historical relations between Qatar and China.
Qatar Museums (QM) launched the ‘Qatar Turkey 2015 Year of Culture’ in January 2015. Qatar Turkey 2015 Year of Culture is held under the patronage of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani, the Chairperson of Qatar Museums, following the success of Qatar Brazil 2014, Qatar UK 2013 and Qatar Japan 2012. The Qatar Turkey 2015 Year of Culture celebrates the relations between both countries through cultural partnerships involving organizations, institutions and individuals.