US-Qatar Business Council, Qatar Museums, and the U.S. Embassy in Qatar Host Networking Event to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of U.S.-Qatar Diplomatic Relations

May 27, 2022

On May 17th, 2022, the US-Qatar Business Council (USQBC), Qatar Museums, and the U.S. Embassy in Qatar partnered to host a private networking event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the State of Qatar and the United States.

The event was held at the newly opened 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum and was attended by USQBC members and partners, representatives from Qatar Museums and the U.S. Embassy in Qatar, as well as members of the wider business community. The U.S. Air Forces Central Band (AFCENT) performed during the event.

The year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the State of Qatar. This milestone signifies the longevity and strength of the bilateral ties between the two countries. The United States and Qatar have established a solid base for distinguished regional and international political relations, in addition to deep commercial, security, and cultural partnerships. In recognition of this special partnership, following the January 31 visit by Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to the White House, President Joe Biden designated Qatar as a “Major Non-NATO Ally” to the United States.

This event follows a recent MoU signed between USQBC and Qatar Museums in support of the Business Pillar of the Years of Culture initiative. Under the agreement, USQBC and Qatar Museums will work together to develop programs to engage the Qatari and American business community. The collaboration includes the exchange of materials and publications, the planning of events and activities, the engagement of local and American companies, and the co-organization of conferences, seminars, and specialized workshops. USQBC is also a long-standing partner of the U.S. Embassy in Qatar.