DOHA, Qatar, – Qatar will take part in the sixth edition of the Arab-European Youth Forum, which will be hosted in Morocco, in partnership with the Arab League and the Council of Europe.

Qatar is represented by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, will attend the event, which will bring together youth delegations and officials from a number of Arab and European countries.

The Forum will mobilise young people and youth organisations from Arab and European regions, to engage in dialogue and cooperation against violent extremism and hate speech.

Speaking to QNA, The Director of Youth Affairs at the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Abdulrahman Al Hajri, highlighted the importance of the Forum, in the interaction between Arab youth and their European counterparts, adding that, it will contribute to a better understanding of the changes sweeping the modern world, especially the issue of extremism and terrorism. He pointed out that, there is a need for a constructive dialogue among different cultures, in a way that leads to growth and development rather than conflict and competition.

Al Hajri said, the Department has chosen two young Qataris to represent Qatar in this forum. Ahmed Hassan Al Obaidli and Mohammed Al Atbi were chosen, to present Qatar’s experience in embracing youth and creating a cultural and intellectual environment, conducive to having youth capable of interacting positively with issues in his homeland and at regional and international level.

The 4-day Arab-European Youth Forum has, since 2008, become a biannual event, inviting around 80 Arab and European youth leaders, young workers, representatives of youth associations and decision-makers. Hosting of the Youth Forum rotates between countries from the Arab and European region.

Source: NAM News Network