18 May 2017 - 17:12
President of Burkina Faso visits Museum of Islamic Art
Doha: President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kabore and the accompanying delegation visited Thursday the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) as part of his current visit to Qatar.
The President of Burkina Faso toured the MIA and viewed its contents which included books, manuscripts and coins made of silver, copper and bronze as well as other artefacts and precious stones which have been collected from the three continents and dates back to 14 centuries.
During the tour, President Kabore was briefed on the MIA and its role in disseminating science, culture and encouraging creativity and communication with cultures and arts of the world.
Following the tour, the President of Burkina Faso signed the honorary record of the MIA, saying that the Museum of Islamic Art is a marvel and a cultural wealth of the State of Qatar, by revealing the creativity and ingenuity of the peoples of the Islamic world.
His Excellency congratulated the State of Qatar on this beautiful initiative, and wished those in charge of the museum further success in undertaking this noble work.
During the visit, a book on the Museum of Islamic Art was given to the President of Burkina Faso, who in turn presented a valuable masterpiece to the MIA.