Qatar National Day, also known as Founders Day is celebrated on the 18 December every year since the unification of the country in 1878 celebrating the rise of Sheikh Jassem as the father and founder of Qatar.

H.E. Tariq Bin Ali Faraj Al-Ansari reminded guests that the slogan of Qatar National Day is “Our heritage is the source of our strength”. This years National Day coincides with the FIFA World Cup. The auspicious occasions was hosted at the Pretoria Country Club with H.E Matsie Angelina Motshekga as the guest speaker. National anthems for both Qatar and South Africa were performed by the Tswhane Police band. The afternoon was enjoyed by numerous dignitaries and heads of missions.

by Marion Kate