Qatar attaches importance to knowledge and science dissemination, says Minister

 04 Dec 2017 - 11:50

Qatar attaches importance to knowledge and science dissemination, says Minister
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The Peninsula

Minister of Culture and Sports H E Salah bin Ghanim Al Ali has stressed Qatar’s interest in spreading knowledge, culture and science since the era of the founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani, adding that Qatar firmly believes in science and knowledge as a fundamental pillar in the building and development of the State.

The Minister was delivering a speech during the inauguration of the Lusail Publishing and Distribution held at the Qatar Authors’ Forum pavilion at the ongoing 28th Doha International Book Fair. He added that the founder had printed many Arabic and Islamic books at his own expense, and sent them to many Arab and Islamic countries to spread knowledge and science. He also printed the first Nabataean poetry divan named after Lusail city where he lived.

The Minister of Culture and Sports pointed out that the mission of the Ministry was to take care of science and knowledge, create suitable environment and atmosphere for Qatari talents and others to be creative, open up new horizons for Qatari creativity to serve the literary and intellectual movement, stressing that the State provides them with all the possibilities that help them achieve their mission.

He praised the setting up and mission of Lusail Lusail Publishing and Distribution along with other publishing houses such Rosa or Katara publishing.

Director of Lusail Publishing and Distribution Khaled Mubarak Al Dulaimi said that the publishing house will be an incubator for the Qatari, Arab and foreign writers because it aims at spreading the national vision and openness and at the same time looking forward to enriching the Arab cultural aspect and supporting knowledge in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.