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Azerbaijani delegation visits Qatar National Library

18 January 2022 [15:37] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijani delegation has visited the Qatar National Library.

Director of the Azerbaijan National Library Karim Tahirov, head of the Culture Ministry` Book Industry Department, Ph.D. in history Akif Marifli, director of the "Tahsil" publishing house Tural Akhundov, translator into Arabic, Ph.D. in philology Ahmad Sami and the director of "Chinar Yayimlari" publishing house viewed reading rooms, the book collection of the library.

They also visited the museum, where unique books and manuscripts are displayed.

The 1529 manuscript of the poem "Leyli and Majnun" by the brilliant Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi, stored in the library museum, as well as other book collections aroused great interest among visitors.

Meanwhile, the two libraries will exchange electronic copies of ancient books and manuscripts within  the four-years agreement.

Recall that Azerbaijan is taking part in the  2022 Doha International Book Fair.

The Culture Ministry and the Azerbaijan National Library took part in the book fair  known as one of the oldest and largest one in that region.

The national stand presented the work "Khamsa" published in 2021 within the Year of Nizami Ganjavi in Azerbaijan, professor Yevgeny Bertels's book "Azerbaijan's great poet Nizami" in English and Arabic, books published by the State Translation Center in Arabic language, as well as publications dedicated to the country's  culture and history.

The first launch of the exhibition was held in 1972 under the supervision of the Dar Al Kutub Al Qatariya. It would be held every two years but since 2002 it became an annual activity.

More than 20 publishing houses participated in the first exhibition and reached 335 publishing houses representing 31 countries.

The book fair has gained international acclaim after it succeeded in attracting the largest and most important publishing houses of the world.


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