turkey-logoQatar Museums officially launched Qatar Turkey 2015 during a VIP reception held at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha that attended by the Qatari Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, Dr Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, the Turkish Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Professor Ahmet Haluk Dursun, His Excellency the Qatari Ambassador in Turkey Mr. Salem Al Shafi, and the Ambassador of Turkey to Qatar His Excellency Mr Ahmet Demirok.

Held under the patronage of QM’s Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Turkey 2015 Year of Culture will be the fourth consecutive Year of Culture, following Qatar Japan 2012, Qatar UK 2013 and Qatar Brazil 2014. It will celebrate the relations between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Turkey through cultural partnerships between Qatari and Turkish organisations, institutions and individuals.

Reflecting on the Years of Culture in general and Qatar Turkey 2015 in particular, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani said “Culture and art support the realisation of our National Vision. The success of Qatar Brazil demonstrated just how important art and culture is in bridging between nations, connecting people and further encouraging cultural exchange. I’m excited and proud to celebrate the strong artistic heritage and links between Qatar and Turkey this year. Doing so will promote mutual understanding and strengthen our existing ties. It will also support and inspire the next generation of cultural audiences and ideas. I look forward to what promises to be an incredible year.”

Source: AME Info