Azerbaijan Books Represented in Leiden University Library
Kurt De Belder, the director of the library, spoke about the University founded in 1575 in Leiden, the Netherlands, which is one of the 20 leading education institutions in Europe, as well as delivered true information about the library. De Belder praised the initiative of Azerbaijan embassy, voiced satisfaction with the cooperation with Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijani Ambassador Fuad Iskandarov narrated about the history of Azerbaijan, its achievements, development of current economy, tolerance and culture of the oil strategy. Azerbaijani ambassador noted the significance of presentation of books about Azerbaijan in one of the recognized universities of Europe. Books designed by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation were amongst the presented books.
The presentation began with the submission of detailed information about the books that reflect the live of the national leader Heydar Aliyev, and his activity for the benefit of the people of Azerbaijan. Thanks to Heydar Aliyev modern Azerbaijan Republic has been able to take their rightful place in international relations, as an independent European state
In addition, books about the culture, history and nature of Azerbaijan, as well as the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh were presented at the meeting.
The head of the department of the library to study the Islamic world and the Middle East, briefed members of the embassy with a collection of rare books. Among them were unique manuscripts of great Azerbaijani authors - "Khosrov and Shirin" (1451) by Nizami Ganjavi, "Divan" (1678) by Sahiba Tabrizi, "Kitab-and-Cihan-name" (1657) by Katiba Chalabini, "Divan" (1555) by Fizuli, and the publication of "Mystery of two Turks" (1888)by Mirza Fatali Akhundov in French.
Iskandarov expressed his gratitude to the University library
for the preservation of valuable books in excellent condition. He expressed
hope that the Azerbaijani specialists will be given an opportunity to explore
During the talks held after the presentation, an agreement was reached on cooperation between Leiden University Library with specialized centers of Azerbaijan.
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