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Qatar National Library chooses artificial intelligence as the theme for next year’s annual forum


Qatar National Library announced a selection "artificial intelligence" A major topic for its annual forum "Libraries are at the fore" Next year.

The selection of artificial intelligence for the next annual forum came during the conclusion of the annual forum of Qatar National Library "Libraries in the lead – the diplomatic role of cultural institutions".

HE Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, Minister of State and Head of Qatar National Library, said in a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA) that choosing the topic of cultural diplomacy as a title for this year’s forum comes from the fact that culture in all its complex and multiple dimensions and aspects brings peoples and nations closer together, and that cultural institutions Formal and informal in any country an indispensable role in "fee" Features of the cultural identity of this country, and play the role of ambassadors for communication, love and acquaintance between the peoples of the world.

His Excellency explained that culture is synonymous with moral and social responsibility in internal, external, national and international policies, and I believe that the gateway to achieving the concept of safe coexistence based on peace can only be through culture, adding "I have a firm belief, proven by the cultural history of human relations, that the easiest way to bring peoples and nations together is through culture in its various aspects and dimensions.".

The forum was opened with a speech by His Excellency Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, Minister of State and President of Qatar National Library, in which he said: "There is no time when the need to consolidate the bonds of cultural diplomacy between the peoples of the world increases from our present time, in light of the ups and downs that humanity is going through today resulting from pandemics, diseases, natural disasters, or wars and conflicts, which has generated among peoples an intense and strong desire to search for rapprochement. More than searching for difference, pointing out that in the midst of this, the essential role played by cultural institutions in being bridges of communication, love and acquaintance between the peoples of the world emerges.".

The head of the Qatar Library also spoke about the manifestations of cultural diplomacy represented in sports during the hosting of the FIFA,Football,Soccer,Football,Soccer World Cup Qatar 2022, where the Qatari culture represented in museums, galleries, historical facilities and libraries, and even local customs and traditions, was the acquaintance card that Qatar offered to its visitors. During his speech, Al-Kuwari reviewed the efforts of the Qatar National Library and its diplomatic initiatives as an ambassador of Arab culture in international cultural halls and forums, and its use of cultural diplomacy tools to build bridges of communication with other cultural institutions, whether in the Arab world or globally, the most important of which was the library’s exchange of gifting books with libraries. National Arab and the embassies of friendly and brotherly countries in Doha, collecting fragments of the treasures of Arab and Islamic heritage from Arabic and Islamic manuscripts, and relocating them digitally, pointing to the success of the library in gaining the confidence of the / IFLA / center by choosing it to play the role of the / IFLA / regional center for preserving heritage materials, preserving It in the Arab countries and the Middle East.

He pointed out that the forum "Libraries are at the fore" The annual has become a role model, and an honorable image of the diplomatic role of libraries, and is now providing "space" Collaboratively to mobilize efforts and expertise so that libraries and other cultural institutions play their true role as ambassadors of culture, history and identity. Confirmed forum participants "Libraries are at the fore" At the conclusion of its annual work, the importance of working to raise awareness through state agencies and ministries to establish partnership between public diplomacy and cultural diplomacy, and to take an integrated role in strengthening the workforce.

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