Doha: Following the success of the Qatar-US Year of Culture 2021 and to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations with the United States, Qatar Museums (QM) and the US-Qatar Business Council have signed a Memorandum of agreement (MoU) to continue to strengthen ties and facilitate business opportunities.
Under the agreement, which supports the business pillar of the Year of Culture initiative, Qatar Museums Years of Culture and the Qatari-American Business Council will work together to develop programs to involve the Qatari and American business community. The collaboration will include 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.
Ahmad Musa Al Namla, CEO of Qatar Museums, and Sheikha Mayes bint Hamad Al Thani, Managing Director of the US Qatar Business Council’s Doha office, signed the MoU in Doha.
“The Qatar-US Year of Culture 2021 was a huge 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 business opportunities. in Qatar through knowledge exchange and dialogue,” said Al Namla.
The US-Qatar Business Council is a nonprofit, private sector organization based in Washington, D.C. and Qatar that develops, supports, and advances bilateral business relations between the United States and Qatar.
“The US Qatar Business Council is committed to supporting and strengthening the broad economic relationship between Qatar and the United States. One approach to carrying out this mission is to establish partnerships with local entities. Our partnership with Qatar Museums will allow us to boost the commercial pillar of the Year of Culture,” added Sheikha Mayes.
The Qatar-US Year of Culture 2021 involved a wide range of exhibitions, festivals, bilateral exchanges and events in Qatar and the United States intended to enhance cultural and artistic exchanges and to illustrate the renewed commitment of the two nations to fostering mutual understanding and promoting intercultural dialogue.