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The Emir of Qatar visited the Tretyakov gallery

Photo Credit: RIA Novosti
The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, who is on a short working visit in Moscow, visited the State Tretyakov gallery in the framework of the «cross years» of culture of Russia and Qatar.
 
The head of state visited the permanent exhibition in the Tretyakov gallery in Lavrushinsky lane, the tour of the Emir of Qatar held the chief curator of the Museum Tatyana Gorodkova. In memory of chief curator of the gallery gave the Sheikh of Qatar book, «Masterpieces of the Tretyakov gallery» and the picture painted by the grandson of Boris Yeltsin Gleb Dyachenko, who suffers from down syndrome.
 
«Thank you for such a gift, it is a great honor for me. I hope I someday will be able to meet him, but in the meantime give him my best wishes and many thanks,» the Emir said.
 
Also, the event was attended by Minister of culture and sports of Qatar Salah bin Ghanim al-Ali, first Deputy culture Minister Vladimir Aristarkhov. The Qatari Minister stressed that in the framework of the bilateral year between the two countries it is planned to hold about 63 events.
 
Earlier it was reported that the first in the Gulf States the year of culture of Russia opened at the end of February in Qatar.
 
«We planned, including an exhibition of works by our artists from the collection of the Tretyakov gallery. Pictures will come to Qatar, where they will be able to see the entire Arab world. For us it is a great honor… we will try to give an idea about Russian art from its inception to the present,» Deputy culture Minister Vladimir Aristarkhov said. The exhibition is scheduled for autumn this year.
 
It is expected that on Monday in second half of day the Emir of Qatar will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where the sides will discuss cooperation in trade-economic and humanitarian spheres, topical issues on the international agenda.
 
The foreign Ministry of Qatar, RIA Novosti also reported that the two-day working visit of the Emir of Qatar in Russia in addition to the meeting with the President of the Russian Federation includes talks with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and head of the energy Ministry Alexander Novak.
 
On the sidelines of official meetings, Qatar Petroleum and state-controlled Russian oil company Rosneft are expected to discuss possible contracts, and Qatar Airways will also sign a cooperation agreement with Rosaviatsia, Russia's federal air transport agency.
 
Тhe Sheikh Tamim's visit was preceded by phone calls between Putin and Abu Dhabi Prince Mohammed bin Zayed in early March and Saudi King Salman in February. In October last year the Saudi king paid a three-day visit to Moscow.
 

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