Qatar Chamber (QC) and Katara – the Cultural Village signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) recently which aims to enhance cooperation between both sides in attracting and encouraging commercial companies and institutions in the cultural fields.

QC Director-General Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi and Katara General Manager Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti signed the agreement at 32 Building in Katara.

The MoU also seeks to join hands in advancing the cultural movement in Katara to be a centre and a forum that brings together creative people.

In a press statement, Al Sharqi affirmed the chamber’s interest to provide support for the cultural field by encouraging companies and institutions to support activities being held in the Cultural Village.

We will encourage the private sector to participate in cultural activities and events to increase its interaction in the society and enhance social responsibility of companies.’

Al Sharqi lauded the key role played by Katara in disseminating culture and heritage in addition to introducing the various cultures of the world, noting that Katara is one of the largest multiple cultural dimensions projects in Qatar. He adds:

Katara is a place where the public visit to get acquainted with various cultures of the world, through events, festivals and exhibitions it hosts at the local, regional and global levels.’

Al Sharqi affirmed the Chamber’s keenness on achieving interaction between the private sector and all other activities and events being held in Qatar whether economic, cultural or social to keep pace with strategies of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

For his part, Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti said signing the agreement with the Chamber aims to strengthen cooperation in drawing commercial institutions and companies to contribute to supporting events and activities being held at Katara.

Al-Sulaiti pointed out that the cooperation between both bodies would help promote cultural activities and events organized at Katara with the aim to develop culture and tourism, affirming that this MoU kept pace with Katara’s strategies that seek to build fruitful partnerships with various institutions and bodies. He said:

There is no doubt that our partnership with Qatar Chamber represents a role model of cooperation between cultural and economic sectors. Since the promotion of cultural activities, events festivals will contribute to enriching the economy, industry and tourism sectors in the state and provide positive results that benefit the sustainable development and the inclusive renaissance Qatar witnesses.’

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