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    With Participation of ICESCO Director-General…Tomorrow, Closing of Ceremony of Celebration of Doha, Capital of Culture in Islamic World for 2021

    19 January 2022

    Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), and Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al Thani, Minister of Culture of Qatar, will take part in the closing ceremony of the Celebration of Doha, Capital of Culture of the Islamic World for 2021, due to be held tomorrow (January 20, 2022) as part of the 31st Doha International Book Fair.

    The celebration of Doha, Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021, which comes within the framework of ICESCO’s Capitals of Culture in the Islamic World Program, held under the slogan “Our Culture is Light” and the high patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar, implemented 238 cultural activities throughout 2021, under the supervision of the Qatari Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the Qatari National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, and partnership with several Qatari ministries, authorities and institutions.

    The closing ceremony programme features the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an, followed by the addresses of the Qatari Minister of Culture and ICESCO DG, respectively.
    The ceremony also includes an artistic performance, and a video reviewing the activities of Doha, Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021, as well as a session for honoring the participants.

    ICESCO’s Capitals of Culture in the Islamic World Program aims to celebrate the cultural cities with a distinguished history to perpetuate their cultural and civilizational achievements, promote cultural and civilizational dialogue, and consolidate the values ​​of coexistence and understanding among peoples.

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