The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Doha recently donated 70 titles in English and Arabic to Qatar National Library. Spanning a variety of subjects, the books aim to deepen public knowledge surrounding the rich history and culture of Azerbaijan.
His Excellency Rashad Ismayilov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the State of Qatar, was welcomed by His Excellency Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, Minister of State of Qatar and President of Qatar National Library, and Abeer Al Kuwari, Director of Research and Learning Services at the Library.
Commenting on the occasion, His Excellency Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, Minister of State of Qatar and President of Qatar National Library, said: “This donation is a prime example of the Library’s continued efforts to build cultural bonds across nations, and part of our program to exchange books of all kinds with libraries around the world. The Western Asia region has a deep-rooted historical relationship with our Arab and Islamic cultures, which makes the exchange of books and knowledge with them of particular importance. The Library houses thousands of books in many languages, which reflects our international nature and the multicultural community of Qatar that we cater to. We thank the Azerbaijan Embassy for sharing their rich culture and history with us.”
His Excellency Rashad Ismayilov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the State of Qatar, said, “We attach great importance to the enhancing and strengthening of bilateral relations with Qatar in all spheres. Stemming from our strong belief in the unique role of cultural activities in building ties between nations, today's event is aiming at this end. We are happy for this distinguished collaboration with Qatar National Library, which coincides with the commencement of the celebration of Doha as the Capital of Culture in the Islamic World. We believe that these sources will provide a wider opportunity for readers and visitors to the Library to get closely acquainted with the culture and history of Azerbaijan. We avail ourselves this opportunity to extend our deep gratitude to the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan and His Excellency Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, Minister of State and President of Qatar National Library, and all staff of the Library for their firm support, assistance and cooperation.”
As part of its aim to promote imagination, discovery and nourishment to the human spirit, the Library will continue to invest in efforts to grow its existing collection and adding to its diverse portfolio of books.