Qatar provided financial support worth €250,000 to the Arab World Institute for the Arab world and football exhibition which kicked off on Tuesday in Paris that will run till July 21.
The Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the French Republic, Ali bin Jassem Al Thani, handed over Qatar’s support for the exhibition to the President of the institute, Jack Lang.
The President thanked Qatar for its support and for keeping up with the institute’s events, which creates a space for interaction between Arab and French cultures. The Ambassador had participated in the opening of the exhibition, which was attended by French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, a number of Arab Ambassadors accredited to France, French and Arab VIPs from the sports and football fields.
Qatar participated in the engineering designs of the eight stadiums that were specially built to host the 2022 World Cup Qatar. The Qatar pavilion received great interest and admiration from the audience.
Qatar has continued contributions to support the activities of the Arab World Institute in Paris and in 2015 allocated $2m to the rehabilitation and equipping of the Arab World Institute.