Doha, Qatar - Following on from the success of the Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture, and in celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations with the United States, Qatar Museums and the US-Qatar Business Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to continue strengthening ties and facilitating business opportunities.
As part of the agreement, which upholds the business pillar of the Year of Culture initiative, Qatar Museums’ Years of Culture and the US-Qatar Business Council will work collaboratively to develop programs to engage the Qatari and American business community. Collaboration will include the exchange of materials and publications; planning events and activities; engaging local and American businesses; and co-organizing specialised conferences, seminars, and workshops.
Ahmad Musa Al-Namla, CEO of Qatar Museums, and Sheikha Mayes bint Hamad Al-Thani, Managing Director of the US Qatar Business Council Doha office, signed the MoU in Doha, Qatar.
“The Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture was an immense success that both nations can be proud of. Through the signing of this MoU, Qatar Museums looks forward to working closely with the US-Qatar Business Council to build on last year’s legacy and to facilitate and advance new American business opportunities in Qatar through knowledge exchange and dialogue,” said Ahmad Musa Al-Namla.
The US-Qatar Business Council is a non-profit, private sector organization based in Washington, DC, and Qatar, that develops, supports, and advances the bilateral business relationship between the United States and the State of Qatar.
“The US Qatar Business Council is determined to support and enhance the extensive economic relations between Qatar and the United States. One approach to deliver this mission is by partnering with local entities. Our partnership with QatarMuseums will enable us to drive the business pillar under the Year of Culture,” added Sheikha Mayes bint Hamad Al-Thani.
The Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture involved a wide-ranging mix of exhibitions, festivals, bilateral exchanges, and events in Qatar and the United States intended to enhance cultural and artistic exchange and exemplify the renewed commitment of the two nations to foster mutual understanding and promote intercultural dialogue.
Chairperson of Qatar Museums Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani established the Years of Culture in 2012 to highlight and strengthen ties between Qatar and a new partner nation each year.
For more information about the Years of Culture, please visit: https://yearsofculture.qa/