Qatar National Library receives donation of books from Turkey
The Qatar National Library (QNL) yesterday received a donation of books from the National Library of the Presidency in Turkey at a special event held at the library.
HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari, Minister of State and President of QNL, welcomed the Turkish delegation led by Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Minister of Culture and Tourism.
Other members of the Turkish delegation included Mr. Mustafa Goksu, Ambassador of Turkey; Batuhan Mumcu, Chief of Staff; Selim Terzi, advisor to the minister; Gokhan Yazgi, Managing Director; Nese Cildik, advisor to the minister; Burcu Kuyucu, first secretary; Fatih Gurkan, Chief of Protocol and Kadir Serdar Zengin, Chief of Protocol. The delegation also included a number of businessmen.
Speaking to the Gulf Times, HE al-Kawari said: “Turkey is an important partner for Qatar economically, politically and culturally. The Minister came with a large collection of books as a gift to the Qatar National Library. The books are in different languages including Arabic, Turkish and English. In addition, the library is a milestone for every visitor to the country.
HE al-Kawari said that QNL has received book collections from the embassies of several countries.
“During the visit of the Turkish delegation, we discussed many topics to improve relations with our library and Turkish libraries in general. This Wednesday, we will sign an agreement between QNL and the Uma library in Ankara, ”said the president of QNL.
“The Uma library is one of the newer and very important libraries that opened its doors a few years ago. The library plans to open its doors to other libraries around the world for collaboration and the signing of our agreement will soon be followed by a visit to the Turkish library.
The Turkish minister highlighted the historic relations between Qatar and Turkey. “We want to bring added value through the setting up of these events and collaborations,” he added.