The Ministry of Education and Higher Education is to participate in the activities of 'Doha, the Capital of Culture in the Islamic World', as a strategic partner, which will start on Monday.
It will run throughout 2021, under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and in co-operation with Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) and Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, as well as a number of strategic partners in the state.
On Qatar's role in promoting and encouraging Arab culture, the Head of the Public Relations Department at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education Aisha Abdullah Kafoud, said that the country seeks to promote Arab and Islamic culture, stressing that choosing Doha as the capital of culture comes in recognition of its great role in promoting Arab culture, and its position in encouraging cultural giving, which occupies the heart of every Arab and international intellectual, writer, and artist.
She indicated that Qatar's acceptance to host this session in light of these exceptional circumstances due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is a noble position towards it to strengthen cultural relations and contribute to conveying its message to the world, which is that the State is concerned with culture and arts, and is interested in education and research, as its name has been associated since a long time with pioneering cultural publications that contributed to enlightenment worldwide.
The activities organised by the ministry aim to highlight the cultural diversity, historical monuments, and human values of the culture and ancient history of Qatar, by organising a number of various events on this occasion, including the Rail event, which is a video presentation that includes a film in which a rail trip through various regions in Qatar, and through the most important witnessed events and activities, as the Rail passes through the most important institutions in Qatar.
The Ministry of Education has also prepared a programme to celebrate this occasion in co-ordination with the strategic partners in the country throughout the year, as it includes many activities and events that reflect the long history of Doha and its legacy, and the cultural components and many Islamic features that Qatar includes which reflects its Islamic character.
Choosing Doha as the capital of culture in the Islamic world for the year 2021 comes from the fact that it is a land of dialogue and a meeting place for cultures, tolerance and openness to civilizations.
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