Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has renewed the grant agreement to the Institute for Palestine Studies Project, for another three new years, in order to contribute to informing Arab and international public opinion about the realities and dimensions of the Palestinian caus . This agreement aims to support the institute’s work to spread awareness of the Palestinian cause and advocate the right of Palestinians to their land and defend their identity, which is a necessary addition to the research sector in Palestinian affairs.
In his speech, His Excellency Mr. Khalifa Al Kuwari, Director General of Qatar Fund for Development, said: “We sought to support the educational system and enhance educational opportunities for Palestinians at inside and abroad, in order to allow them to contribute effectively to the development of their country and to overcome present and future economic and social challenges, especially under the difficult circumstances that the Palestinians people are going through.”
His Excellency added: “With this in mind, we are pleased to announce today a new l grant of $3 million to extend the support provided to the Institute for Palestine Studies for an additional three years, as an extension of the support that the State of Qatar was keen to provide to the institute to support its research, publishing and media activities a year ago since 1996, in an effort to promote research, publication and studies related to Palestine as a necessary pillar to ensure the dissemination of awareness and knowledge building on the Palestinian issue, especially among the younger generations.
Dr. Tariq Mitri, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Palestine Studies, stated that the support provided by Qatar Fund for Development to the Foundation continues, five years after the first grant. It is a vital support that helps the institution to continue to carry out its duty and assume its responsibility in serving the Palestinian cause in terms of scientific research, publication and awareness.
Mitri praised the efforts of Qatar Fund for Development and its contribution to strengthening the capabilities of Arab and Palestinian institutions, including our institution, which has been playing its role without interruption since its founding in 1963, in addition to its contribution to promoting scientific knowledge and addressing Arabs and the world in a language that combines rationality and moral and human commitment.
In turn, the Director General of the Institute for Palestine Studies, Mr. Khaled Farraj, stressed that this support reflects a strategic partnership between the Fund and the Foundation, and of course preserves the pioneering role played by the Foundation in the field of scientific research, publishing and documentation.