Liberian President Sirleaf visits MIA

May 23, 2014 - 5:03:20 am
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf being seen off at Doha International Airport by the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, H E Dr Abdullah Saleh Mubarak Al Khulaifi, and Qatar’s ambassador to Liberia, Mohammed Ismail Al Emadi, yesterday. 

Doha: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and her delegation visited the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) yesterday and were briefed on the exhibits, which reflect the vitality, complexity and diversity of the arts of the Islamic world, including manuscripts, artefacts in metal, glass, ivory and wood, precious stones collected from three continents and other Middle Eastern states as well as countries such as Spain and India.

Following her tour of the museum, the Liberian president signed the honorary record of the MIA, describing the collection as a wealth of Islamic heritage.

At the end of the tour , Mansour bin Ibrahim Al Mahmoud, the adviser to the chairperson of the board of trustees and acting chief executive officer of Qatar Museums Authority, presented the Liberian president with a copy of a book explaining the museum’s key design features and the most valuable of its exhibits.

During the tour, the Liberian president was escorted by H E Dr Abdullah Saleh Mubarak Al Khulaifi, the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Mohamed Ismail Al Emadi, Qatar’s ambassador to Liberia, and Ibrahim K Naye, the Liberian envoy in  Qatar.

QNA

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