Charity exhibit features finest gift items and souvenirs from 25 countries, presented by their Qatar-based diplomatic missions
Doha, Qatar, March 14: Her Excellency (HE) Sheikha Noor Al Subaiee, wife of His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Qatar, today launched the 8th Diplomatic Bazaar – a two-day multicultural charity exhibit held by the Social Development Center (SDC) at Katara, the Cultural Village. “SDC highly appreciates HE Sheikha Noor Al Subaiee’s presence at the 8th Diplomatic Bazaar,” said HE Munira bint Nasser Al Missned, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, SDC.
“We feel honored that one of the Center’s biggest events of the year is being inaugurated by HE, who represents Qatar in welcoming the many participating diplomatic missions,” she said.
Amal Al Mannai, Executive Director, SDC, who was also present at the event, said, “We have found a great partner in Katara, The Cultural Village, and are grateful to them for sponsoring and hosting this event, which fits in perfectly with the traditional atmosphere of the venue,” said Amal Al-Mannai, Executive Director, SDC.The Bazaar will see a total of 25 diplomatic missions showcasing unique traditional gift items and souvenirs, including delicacies, clothes, jewellery, and a selection of art and decoration items from their respective countries.
As such, the countries present at this year’s Bazaar will be the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Greece, Peru, Turkey, The Netherlands, Algeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, Venezuela, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Kenya, Iran, and Oman. Sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar and Katara, the Cultural Village, the 8th Diplomatic Bazaar aims to raise funds for the Center’s vocational training and development department which provides training for individuals to improve their knowledge and skills in their chosen careers. Over the years, the Diplomatic Bazaar has become part of Qatar’s community fabric, fostering cultural exchange between the diverse groups of residents based in Qatar.It was first held in 1999 to raise funds to support the design, first stage implementation, and operation of Sheikha Haya Bint Nasser Factory for Industrial Tailoring, a non-profit project developed to create job and training opportunities in the field of dressmaking.The Bazaar will be open to the public until 9:30pm today, and from 4pm-10pm tomorrow, Friday, March 16.
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