HE the Minister of State and President of Qatar National Library (QNL) Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari, a number of ambassadors of the countries participating in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and a number of intellectuals and the press attended the ceremony.
In his speech during the inauguration ceremony, HE Dr al-Kawari said that this atlas is worth the celebration and must have a place in every home, every library, and with every person, because it not only is informative, but covers all countries participating in the World Cup.
He stressed the necessity and importance of documenting and recording every single detail, and praised the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), due to its awareness of the significance of the moment, pointing out that whether by voice, image or writing, documentation passes down a legacy and record for future generations and their pride.
HE Dr al-Kawari said that the library is working on a programme to document the history of Qatar and record the testimonies of the men and women who contributed to writing this bright history that every Qatari is proud of.
Speaking to QNA, HE Sheikh Dr Thani bin Ali al-Thani said the atlas contains geographic and general information about the countries participating in the World Cup, in addition to information about their national teams and their participation in previous tournaments, as well as about the World Cup, noting that this information is important when the country is undergoing preparations to host this global event.
He said the book included multiple topics, including the most prominent urban and cultural landmarks in Qatar, natural reserves, terrain, geography, facilities and numerous projects, in addition to the World Cup stadiums.
At the conclusion of the inauguration ceremony, the ambassadors attending the event were honoured.