Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021’s Organising Committee recently launched four new postage stamps inspired by Qatar’s Islamic cultural landmarks.
The new stamps were launched at the Cultural Village Foundation (Katara), during the Arab Postal Stamp Museum opening ceremony.
Minister of Culture and Sports, H E Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, who spoke at the ceremony said, “Postage stamps are part of our national identity, and reflect historical events, values, traditions, or cultural events that distinguish peoples from each other. They generally allow us to identify the private civilization of any country and present an image of its richness.”
These postage stamps, and all those created and used, are a means of rapprochement between people and a symbol of peace, love and harmony.
The inauguration of these new stamps constitute a special cultural moment in time. This set of new Qatari postal stamps coincide with the Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021, enriching cultural diversity, adding greater value to Islamic countries worldwide.
Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, Director-General of Katara, said that they are elated with the reopening of the Arab Postal Stamp Museum. Al Sulaiti added that, Doha, as the capital of culture of the Islamic world in 2021, inaugurating such historial pieces, is a significant feat.
What a monumental way of celebration now engraved into Qatar’s history!