Doha, November 11 (QNA) – HE Qatar’s Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari will leave Doha Monday heading to Bahrain, to preside over the State of Qatar’s delegation to the 18th session of the Conference of Ministers responsible for cultural affairs in the Arab states.
During the conference, to be held in Manama from November 13-14, HE the Minister will hand over the presidency of the conference to Bahrain, in succession to Qatar which has held it for two years since 2010.
The agenda is due to include topics presented during the 17th session, which was held in Doha in 2010, at their forefront the assertion of implementing decisions from previous sessions, specifically those concerning Jerusalem’s status as an occupied part of the Arab heritage which is not to be presented by the Jewish occupation as a cultural heritage legacy.
Doha was the capital of Arab culture in 2010 and celebrated with a unique variety of proceedings thanks to the patronage of HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. This has led Ministers in charge of cultural affairs during the 17th session to recommend that the Arab world follows Qatar’s footsteps in their cultural capital celebrations.
In response to a request by The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), the State of Qatar will present a study on the success of Qatar’s celebration showcasing preparations goals and the adopted slogan “Arab Culture, Our Nation, Doha its Capital”. It also focuses on the factors which contributed to a memorable and comprehensive celebration, with an extensive arena for youth and women.
The study concludes with suggestions and recommendations for the success of culture capital celebrations. (QNA)