Former VP of World Bank talks about Nizami Ganjavi
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr. 9
I think the key point that Nizami Ganjavi was making about the ability of people to move in a vast territory and armed only with their knowledge and their expertise being welcomed in space after space, Ismail Serageldin, Founding Co-Chair Nizami Ganjavi International Center, former Vice President of the World Bank, Emeritus Librarian of Alexandria said, Trend reports.
“Interacting with others was an important feature of the middle ages. Although, Nizami personally spent all his life in Ganja except for one year but the fact remains that many such contacts took place both in the Abbasid period and in the Seljuk period. That is true, and we were beginning to see a lot of travel and interaction between countries and peoples in the last 20 years or so. Global travel was reaching peaks that hadn't been seen before," he said.
"Today the COVID-19 pandemic has created a new form of nationalism – vaccine nationalism. It has reaffirmed the difficulty of international travel. But we have these beautiful technological substitutes that we are having here,” he said.