Qatar and Morocco Announce Partnership for 2024 “Years of Culture” Program


Hey culture enthusiasts, get ready for an exciting year ahead as Qatar and Morocco team up for the 2024 “Years of Culture” initiative!

The Kingdom of Morocco has been named as Qatar’s cultural partner for the year, with a lineup of over 80 events set to unfold across both nations.

The partnership aims to deepen cultural exchanges and foster connections between the people of Qatar and Morocco, covering various aspects such as social development, cultural heritage, creative industries, and innovation. From art exhibitions to educational partnerships, the dynamic programs seek to spark exploration and create lasting legacies of cooperation.

Qatar and Morocco share a longstanding diplomatic relationship dating back to 1972, with collaborations spanning across sectors such as security, judiciary, and tourism. The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ further highlighted the strong rapport between the two nations, setting the stage for enhanced cultural exchange.

Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Years of Culture, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership, emphasizing its significance in strengthening ties between Qatar and Morocco. Adel El Fakir, Qatar-Morocco 2024 Year of Culture General Commissioner, echoed the sentiment, highlighting the opportunity to showcase Morocco’s rich cultural heritage.

The “Years of Culture” initiative, launched in 2012, aims to promote cultural interactions as powerful tools for fostering understanding between diverse societies. Qatar-Morocco 2024 will feature a range of activities including art exhibitions, cultural festivals, educational partnerships, and exchanges, bringing together local and international participants.

Returning programs such as the Photography Journey and artisan residencies will offer opportunities for artists and craftsmen from both countries to explore shared traditions and perspectives. The Design Doha biennial will also feature collaborations with Moroccan designers, providing a platform for innovation and excellence in the design community.

So, mark your calendars and get ready to immerse yourself in a year-long celebration of culture, creativity, and collaboration as Qatar and Morocco embark on this exciting journey together!


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