Posted on November 03, 2015

The General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara, H.E. Dr. Khaled bin Ibrahim Al-Sulati, met today with her Excellency the ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the State of Qatar, Her Excellency, Yvette Burghgraef van Echoud.

The possibility of having Ibn Sina Opera in Katara, in a bid to enhance the cooperation and build bridges between cultures and peoples was discussed during the meeting.

In this context, Dr. Khaled bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti said, “We are proud that Katara - this formidable cultural body – is a destination to all ambassadors and diplomates in Qatar where they discuss their proposals to enhance the cultural cooperation. Her Excellency has put forth a proposal to hold Ibn Sina Opera in Katara. It is a huge global event that will be considered for further study. We will do our utmost to provide all the facilities once it is approved. This will create an opportunity for Katara’s audiences to watch and enjoy this prestigious performance. The event will commemorate one of the pillars of the Arab Islamic culture i.e. Ibn Sina, who had his imprint over the modern Western culture through his distinguished works in science and philosophy.”

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Her Excellency, the ambassador of the Netherlands, has lauded the role of the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara in enhancing the cultural ties. She appreciated the response of Katara, headed by Dr. Khaled bin Ibrahim Al-Sulati, which welcomed her proposal. She wished to see this proposal in action in the Cultural Village Foundation.

It is worth noting that the Dutch artist Michiel Borstlap, one of the best pianists in Europe, was in the meeting. He expressed his appreciation of the Cultural Village and the effort it makes to stay exposed to all cultures. He said that the success of the 2nd Katara-European Jazz Festival as an example to that, together with the interaction detected from different nationalities. He is hopeful to meet with the audiences of the Cultural Village Foundation in the show of Ibn Sina Opera, which he described as a formidable artistic work in memory of Ibn Sina.