The Sudanese Minister of Awqaf Visits the BA

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The Bibliotheca Alexandria received Dr. Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, the Egyptian Minister of Awqaf, and his Sudanese counterpart Nasr Eldin Mofarih, together with the accompanying delegation on Thursday, 24 December 2020. The delegation toured the BA and examined its vast collections and acquisitions.

Dr. Gomaa asked about the number of students and researchers visiting the BA every day, stressing the fact that the BA is a great scientific and cultural edifice, that gives access to hundreds of thousands of books and encyclopedias.

Furthermore, the Sudanese Minister of Awqaf commended the local and international enlightening role played by the BA, and emphasized the importance of creating channels of cooperation between his ministry and the BA, in order to know more about the latter’s manuscript collection, and train the Sudanese researchers on the means of handling them.