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Sharjah Public Library signs an agreement with the Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation

Sharjah Public Library signs an agreement with the Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation

The Sharjah Public Library, affiliated to the Sharjah Book Authority, has signed a cooperation agreement with the library of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, with the aim of exchanging historical and Islamic contents, and providing an opportunity for scholars and those wishing to access a wide range of volumes, books and knowledge resources that are contained in both libraries.

The agreement was signed (remotely) Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority, and Guzmán Palacios Fernandez, Director of Cultural and Scientific Relations at the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation.

It stipulated the cooperation of both parties to launch a set of research programs specialized in studies and Islamic research in various fields.

In addition to facilitating access to about 700 thousand volumes and books included in the holdings of the Agency’s library in its two branches; Spanish and IslamicThe signing of the agreement was witnessed by Alvarez Barthey, Dr.

Antonio, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to the United Arab Emirates, Jaime Iglesia Sanchez Cervera, Deputy Head of Missions, Political and Cultural Affairs, Elena Gonzalez, Head of Cultural Cooperation at the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, Aracheli Garcia, Director of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, and Luisa Mora Villarjo , Head of the Islamic Library at the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, and Iman Buchlibi, Director of Sharjah Public Libraries DepartmentRich in content Sharjah Public Library, which was established in 1925, will provide readers around the world with the opportunity to access books and literature that introduce the Arab and Islamic civilizations, and narrate the history, culture and ancient heritage of the UAE, as well as provide a wide range of publications of His Highness Sheikh Dr.

Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Council The Supreme, Ruler of Sharjah, cultural, intellectual, historical and literary, as well as various publications and titles that will play a role in strengthening the frameworks for cultural and intellectual cooperation and convergence between peoplesActivities and activities, as both sides will cooperate during the coming period to exchange books, and to host exhibitions of manuscripts and books, allowing readers to access valuable historical collections, as well as future cooperation plans in the areas of organizing joint virtual programs and cultural parties, in addition to launching Islamic research initiatives, programs and competitions.

Supporting various Islamic research publications, and cooperating in the framework of exchanging access to references and databases related to Islamic studies and research.

Regarding this cooperation, Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority said: “This agreement translates the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr.

Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, aimed at strengthening the role of libraries in building knowledge societies.

Providing valuable and quality contents that enhance the prospects for dialogue and cultural understanding among the peoples of the world.

The Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority continued: “We are proud of this cooperation that brings us together with one of the most important knowledge and cultural agencies in Europe and the world that owns books, references, manuscripts and documents.

Access to them constitutes a great opportunity for researchers and readers involved in Islamic studies, as we aspire through this type of cooperation to Presenting an Arab and international model for the impact of joint work efforts to achieve sustainable results on the experience of advancing societies and empowering them with knowledge and book.

For her part, Iman Bushlibi, Director of Sharjah Libraries Department, said: “Libraries today open a new page of their global presence book, where their shelves will be available to interested readers from different parts of the world to take advantage of the titles they contain, which reflects their importance in supplementing the global cultural scene, confirming their role in Supporting the Sharjah cultural project, which was launched to build people on knowledge, awareness and love for the book.

We hope that this agreement will achieve its goal and introduce the civilization of the Arab world and bring perspectives between different cultures.

In turn, Dr.

Alvarez Barthey saidAntonio, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to the UAE: “Spain is currently working on developing an intensive cultural, educational and scientific program in the United Arab Emirates, which will be strengthened this year through our participation in the Sharjah International Book Fair and Expo 2020, and this agreement brings us together with the Sharjah Book Authority.

She is the owner of tangible cultural efforts at the level of the whole world, because of the programs it offers and organizes of activities, which will contribute to strengthening the program and open the way to a wider exchange of cultures and knowledge

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Sharjah Public Library signs an agreement with the Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation
Sharjah Public Library signs an agreement with the Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation