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Qatar-US 2021 Year of Culture to promote intercultural dialogue

QNA
Doha
Qatar Museums (QM) on Tuesday announced that the US will be the official partner nation for the 2021 Year of Culture.
A cooperative agreement was signed between Qatar and the US during the 2020 Qatar-United States Strategic Dialogue in Washington, DC.
The Qatar-US 2021 Year of Culture is intended to enhance cultural and artistic exchange and exemplifies the renewed commitment of the two nations to foster mutual understanding and promote intercultural dialogue. The specially-curated 2021 Year of Culture will feature a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions, festivals, bilateral exchanges, and events to be held in both nations.
Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Qatar Museums HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani said, “We inaugurated the Year of Culture programme in celebrating Qatar’s successful bid to host the World Cup in 2022. We started our programme in 2012 celebrating Qatar-Japan’s 40 years of bilateral relations. We continued to celebrate cities hosting the World Cup, with Brazil in 2014 and Russia in 2018. The year-long programme celebrates two nations and the diversity of its people and cultures. Today it brings me great pleasure to announce that 2021 will be the Year of Culture between Qatar and the US.”
“Qatar will host the next World Cup in 2022 and the US will bring the next version to its grounds in 2026. Culture goes beyond the arts, it’s a measure of lifestyle that extends to all areas of life. We celebrate culture, sports, business, education, music and much more. I look forward to working on building on the existing strong relationship between our nations, and explore new opportunities together.”
Head of Years of Culture at Qatar Museums Aisha Al Attiya said, “We are excited to announce the Qatar-US 2021 Year of Culture, which promises to be one of exceptional artistic experiences and bilateral interactions. Over the months to come, we look forward to announcing details of the extraordinary programme, which will include artist exchanges, world-class exhibitions, concerts and events in Qatar and the US.”