Morocco named as Qatar’s 2024 Years of Culture partner

Morocco named as Qatar’s 2024 Years of Culture partner

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By QLNews

The Years of Culture programme, which spearheads long-term cultural exchanges between Qatar and other nations, has selected the Kingdom of Morocco as its 2024 partner.

A full line-up of more than 80 events is set to unfold across Qatar and Morocco throughout the year.

The programs are tailored to encompass various cultural components like social development, cultural heritage, creative industries, and innovation. It aims to spark exploration and connection between the people of both nations and create lasting legacies of cooperation.

Qatar and Morocco first launched diplomatic ties in 1972 and have since then successfully collaborated in a wide range of sectors, including security, judiciary, and tourism.

​The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 also showcased the robust diplomatic rapport between the two nations, marking a significant milestone in the long-standing bilateral relationship between Qatar and Morocco.

Years of Culture Chairperson Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani said: “Our partnership in 2024 with Morocco will be the first Year of Culture that Qatar celebrates one-on-one with a North African country, bringing together two nations that share profound ties. The initiative will give the people of our countries dozens of exciting opportunities to learn deeply about one another and forge new connections, with a special emphasis on cultural heritage and its continuing influence on contemporary life. We look forward to a vibrant and wide-ranging program that will resonate far into the future for both the Qatari and Moroccan communities.”

Adel El Fakir, Qatar-Morocco 2024 Year of Culture General Commissioner, said: “Qatar-Morocco 2024 is a unique event that reinforces the privileged relations between our two countries. It’s also an exceptional opportunity to introduce to Qatar and the whole world Morocco’s rich cultural heritage in all its diversity. Morocco is a unique, secular country, anchored in its roots, and at the same time open to the world.”

Sheikha Al Mayassa launched Years of Culture in 2012 based on Qatar’s steadfast belief that cultural interactions are powerful tools for finding common ground between diverse societies.

Programming includes art exhibitions, cultural festivals, educational partnerships, and exchanges, organized in collaboration with local and international participants.

Many of the initiative’s long-running programs will return for Qatar-Morocco 2024.

The Photography Journey, the longest-running Years of Culture exchange, will see photographers from Qatar and Morocco explore each other’s landscapes, capturing their perspectives on cultural diversity through their lenses.

Additionally, shared traditions of arts and craftsmanship will be explored through artisan residencies and public workshops in both countries. Major exhibitions, culinary experiences, and sporting events will also happen throughout the year.

The Design Doha biennial will include collaborations with Moroccan designers as part of the Qatar-Morocco 2024 Year of Culture.

The biennial showcase for excellence and innovation in the design community in Qatar and the MENA region is a new platform for practitioners from across the Arab world, helping build professional pathways and engage with acclaimed design professionals from around the world.

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