One Year Strategic Partnership marks importance of Qatari culture
DOHA, Qatar, January 26 – In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, Katara, the Cultural Village and ExxonMobil Qatar announced today a strategic partnership. The support of Katara, Doha’s cultural village, represents a long-term and unique means of celebrating and preserving Qatari culture for current and future generations.
Through its sponsorship, ExxonMobil contributes to the many events held by Katara on a regular basis - from art exhibitions by local artists to world famous operas. The strategic partnership between ExxonMobil and Katara will help enhance such events that help express Qatar’s pride in arts and culture.
“Katara was born out of a long-held vision of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar to position the State of Qatar as a cultural beacon,” said Abdulraman Alkhulaifi, President, Katara. “ExxonMobil’s support will enrich the fruition of making this vision of Katara as a center for art, theatre, literature, and music a reality.”
“The importance of this cultural infusion to Doha is immeasurable to Qatar,” said Bart Cahir, President and General Manager of ExxonMobil Qatar Inc. “We, at ExxonMobil Qatar, are extremely pleased to partner with Katara in an effort to preserve local culture and make Qatar an international cultural destination.”
In addition to hosting daily events and workshops, Katara organizes festivals, exhibitions, symposiums, as well as other activities in coordination with the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, along with other government agencies. Katara also hosts operas, the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, Ramadan Festival, The Annual Dhow Exhibition and orchestras, receiving more than 20,000 visitors per day to major events.
Displaying a sound approach to prosperity, Qatar is channeling its resources into the advancement of culture, research, and education in line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030, providing a roadmap to modernize its economy, increase education and opportunity and preserve its unique cultural heritage.
ExxonMobil shares the view that developing these areas is essential to achieving the vision of a knowledge-based economy. “Through our deeply valued role in the Qatari community – a place that is steeped in culture and traditions – we believe that one of the most important contributions we can make to Qatar and its citizens is to support events of cultural and traditional significance that highlight as well as preserve Qatar’s unique heritage,” said Cahir.
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