On Wednesday, the Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Dr. Mostafa El Feki, and Suez Canal Authority Chairman Osama Rabie inaugurated Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) Embassy of Knowledge (EoK) at Suez Canal Authority (SCA) headquarters.
The 23rd embassy of the BA is the first outside the libraries of Egyptian universities.
Started with introducing the new embassy, the program of the opening included several activities such as screening a short film about the project of BA Embassies of Knowledge.
Next, both officials accompanied by a delegation from BA, and SCA had a tour to the new building of the CSA where a seminar about Egypt’s international and regional importance was hosted.
During his speech, Rabie hailed the cooperation between both institutions which was initiated by a mutual project for restoring 1852 Suez Canal-related historical documents and manuscripts.
He added that this step would enhance the digital presence in the authority by depending on the latest advanced information technologies.
On his side, El Feki expressed his sincere happiness of the cooperation between the BA, and SCA. He asserted that starting the new round of establishing BA EoK at SCA headquarters is due to the importance of the canal to the Egyptians through history, adding that BA owned important historical documents related to Suez Canal.
The new EoK consists of a technological hall connected with the BA database so SCA members can read all BA journals, magazines, and dissertations. The second hall is a seminar hall that can contain 32 persons.
Contributed by: Rana Atef