On Tuesday, Dr. Moustafa El-Feki, Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), received Saudi Ambassador to Egypt, Osama bin Ahmed Nugali, at the head of Saudi delegation.
The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Samari, Secretary General of the King Abdulaziz Foundation, and the Saudi Consul General in Alexandria, Mazyad bin Muhammad Al-Huwaisha.
During the talks, Dr. El-Feki emphasized the depth of the relations between Egypt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, praising the role of King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) in collecting and preserving manuscripts.
He stressed that the historical legacy of nations and peoples must be preserved for forthcoming generations.
On his part; Dr. Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Samari expressed his admiration for the library and its important cultural and scientific role, pointing out that Darah is in extended contact with the library in various fields.
Al-Samari stressed that Egypt and Saudi Arabia are the two pillars of the Arab nation, and any damage to them would negatively affect the whole region countries.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Nugali confirmed, “The library remains a center of intellectual and cultural enlightment, expressing his happiness to meet with the Library’s veteran director Dr. El-Feki.
The Saudi delegation toured the library to get acquainted with its specialized libraries and various museums. They also watched a brief presentation of the history of Egypt through the panorama from the era of the Pharaohs to the modern era.
Translated by Hassanain Tayea