HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani on Thursday inaugurated the updated version of the emblem of the State of Qatar which aims to create a unified visual identity of the emblem for all state authorities.
The new emblem was launched at a ceremony held at the National Museum of Qatar.
At the outset of the ceremony, a documentary was screened that featured the evolutionary phases of the state emblem over the years since its first official launch and use in 1966.
The updated version of the emblem preserves the historic components and their indications and bears the values, history and the heritage of Qatar to collectively constitute a visual symbol indicating the characteristics and features of the State, which summarises in its essence (the sword, the sea, the boat and the palm), which was expressed in a modern style, starting from the inspiration of the sword of the founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani to the palm that reflects the state's pride, generosity and giving, which is linked to the land of Qatar, in transition to what distinguishes its geographical nature, since Qatar is a peninsula surrounded by the sea on three sides, in addition to the boat that embodies the era of the economy that was based on pearl fishing , and the boat still distinguishes Qatar's beaches, its wealth and marine environment.

The emblem also reflects the nature and spirit of the Qatari human, the son of the sea and the desert, the tools of production and harvest, and the protection of the security and peace of the country.
The emblem features the colours of the flag of Qatar, "the maroon", and the white colour , which symbolises peace.
The ceremony was punctuated by the presentation of the unified standards for the new visual identity and its online platform.
HE the Speaker of the Shura Council Hassan bin Abdullah al-Ghanim, HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, ministers and a number of senior state officials attended the inauguration ceremony.