First Lady of El Salvador applauds Qatar Foundation for “leading the Middle East”

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Published February 21st, 2013 - 04:49 GMT
At the 3D scale model
At the 3D scale model

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development hosted Her Excellency Vanda Pignato, First Lady of El Salvador, earlier today. A welcoming committee led by Qatar Foundation’s Deputy Director of Communication, Mr Rashed Al Qurese, received the First Lady and her delegation at the Visitors Center. 

Dr Pignato first listened to a presentation outlining the vision and mission of Qatar Foundation. She was also introduced to the many educational initiatives, community development plans and scientific research programmes undertaken by the Foundation. The First Lady was then briefed on Qatar Foundation’s numerous sustainability projects and climate action solutions. 

"Qatar Foundation today is a prime example of modernity and excellence in the region and is leading the Middle East towards a better and brighter future," explained Dr Pignato. "I salute Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, for all of the revolutionary projects underway on campus, as they provide a source of pride for everyone around the world." 

After the presentation, the First Lady and her delegation were shown an impressive 3D scale model of the current buildings and future construction projects at Qatar Foundation. As the visit came to a close, Dr Pignato signed the Qatar Foundation visitor’s book and was presented with a collection of Qur’anic manuscripts. 

Dr Pignato is in Doha on an official visit that aims at enhancing bilateral relations between El Salvador and Qatar.

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Our unique ecosystem—supported by partnerships with leading international institutions—is built on initiatives that address our most pressing challenges, create global opportunities, and empower people to shape our present and future.

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