Riyadh, April 30 (QNA) – Qatar is keen on enhancing Arab-South American cultural ties and extending bridges of communication in a positive way that reflects on interests of peoples of both regions and serves issues of mutual interest, HE Qatari Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage Dr. Hamad Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari told QNA on the sidelines of the third meeting of Arab-Latin America ministers.
During the meeting, which resumed Wednesday amid participation of culture ministers and concerned personalities form the two regions, Dr. Al-Kuwari said the biennial meeting is based on dialogue and cultural operation between the Arab world and Latin America, noting that Qatar is interested in boosting these ties.
He added that this year’s edition has extra significance as it coincides with a cultural year event held jointly between Qatar and Brazil.
Dr. Al-Kuwari said the meeting comes in the framework of the activation of Doha Declaration 2009, which, he added, was eager to consolidate cultural ties between the two regions.
He expected Saudi Arabia to have a fruitful role in deepening Arab culture and cooperation with South American countries, especially as the kingdom hosts the meeting. He also added that Saudi Arabia’s spiritual status should reflect on cooperation with world countries and have a growing role in inter-civilization and inter-religious dialogue. (QNA)