The BA Launches Mutual Cultural Projects with Iraq
The BA launched mutual cultural projects with Iraq in a ceremony organized at Cairo Diplomacy Club on 3 of September 2018. The ceremony was attended by Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab Affairs Ambassador Mohamed Elbadry and the Iraqi Ambassador to Egypt Dr. Habib El Sadr.
“This cooperation is highly significant and reflects the importance of solidarity among cultural institutions in the Arab world especially at crisis times”, stated Dr. Mostafa Elfeki, Director of the Library of Alexandria announcing the second phase of the BA campaign to revive the history of the Library of Ashurbanipal.
The Iraqi ambassador to Egypt Dr. Habib El Sadr referred to the notable donation received from the BA on 9 May 2017, which represented a cornerstone for the Library of Ashurbanipal to resume its cultural activities and attract similar international donations. In addition, Dr. Habib El Sadr hailed the second collection of the BA donation and the dictionary of the Sumerian words and added that the BA is working on digitizing the journal of the Iraqi Academy of Sciences.