Katara celebrates Moroccan culture as Emir visits Marrakesh

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As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen ties between Qatar and Morocco, Katara Cultural Village is hosting a series of Moroccan-themed activities this week, through Jan. 5.

Moroccan Handicrafts Week” is free and open to the public. It will feature some 55 artists who specialize in calligraphy, pottery, embroidery and henna who will be set up at the village from 10am to 10pm at Building 3.

Folk bands from different parts of Morocco, including Casablanca, Fez, Marrakech and Larache will also perform, and handmade pieces of art will be on display in a special exhibition.

Agreements signed

Meanwhile, Qatar’s Emir is currently on a two-day official visit to Morocco, his first to the country as leader.

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Morocco World News

According to Morocco World News, Sheikh Tamim is accompanied by the country’s finance minister and minister of economy and trade, as well as two of his brothers, Sheikh Joann and Sheikh Mohammed.

The publication reports that four agreements have been signed between the two countries during the visit, involving prevention of double taxation; a memorandum on Qatar’s funding of Moroccan development projects; an agreement to strengthen cooperation in the industrial sector; and a deal to reinforce cooperation on infrastructure projects.

The agreements were reached a the Royal Palace of Moroccan King Mohammed VI in Marrakesh.

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