In the first episode of “Get to Know a Writer from Qatar with Maria,” launched by the Qatari Authors’ Forum and broadcast through its YouTube channel, the social media activist and presenter Maria Fernanda Delrio reviewed the career of His Excellency Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al- Kuwari, Minister of State and Head of the Qatar National Library.
Maria said that this initiative, which is presented in English, is a continuation of the Forum’s efforts to publicize Qatari heritage. It is different from the event of “Discover Heritage with Maria through Qatari Books,” which has been discussing a series of books covering various aspects of Qatari heritage.
In an introductory overview of His Excellency Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, she said that he is a diplomat, statesman and intellectual, born on January 1, 1948. He held and still holds many positions. He also held the position of Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage from 2008 to 2016 AD, and served as Qatar’s ambassador to America, France, UNESCO. and the United Nations.
With regard to his educational march, he obtained a Bachelor of Arabic and Islamic Studies from Cairo University, Faculty of Science in 1970 and a Master of Science from the University of Saint Joseph in Beirut from 1974 to 1977.
He studied political philosophy at the Sorbonne University in Paris 1980 and received his Ph.D. in political science from Stony Brook University in New York State in 1990.
She added that the career of Dr. Al-Kuwari’s career and diplomacy was full of achievements, and he started it between 1972 and 1974 in the diplomatic field in Lebanon as Chargé d’Affairs, then served as Qatar’s ambassador to Syria from 1974 to 1979 and then in France from 1979 to 1984.
During this period, he held the position of non-resident ambassador to Greece, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. Then, from 1984 to 1990, he became the delegate of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, and during the same period he was a non-resident ambassador to Argentina, Brazil, and Canada. In 1990, the State of Qatar appointed him as ambassador to America, until 1992, as a non-resident ambassador to Mexico and Venezuela.