Bibliotheca Alexandrina plays valuable role in spreading knowledge: Sisi

Ahram Online , MENA , Tuesday 21 May 2024

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi emphasized on Tuesday the valuable role that the Bibliotheca Alexandrina plays in disseminating and deepening knowledge and science, as well as encouraging reading, research, and cultural work.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi receives members of the Board of Trustees of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Cairo, 21 May 2024. Photo: Egyptian Presidency


The president's remarks came during a meeting with members of the Board of Trustees of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, which includes prominent Egyptian and international figures, according to the presidency.

Furthermore, El-Sisi reaffirmed the importance of the library’s role in supporting dialogue between civilizations, and deepening mutual understanding and coexistence among peoples.

He noted that recognizing the importance and richness of human diversity and instilling the principles of citizenship is fundamental to protecting the social fabric.

During the meeting, he underscored the need for the library to continue Egypt’s mission of building bridges between cultures and fostering peace and development.

El-Sisi also stressed the state's keenness for the library to present innovative ideas and activities, deepen scientific and cultural interests among the youth, and prepare them for future responsibilities.

This can be achieved by simplifying sciences using innovative technological methods, supporting a culture of creativity and innovation at scientific, technical, and artistic levels, in addition to discovering talented children and youth. 

Moreover, the library should focus on knowledge production and strengthening the relationship between scientific research and technological development, with an emphasis on reinforcing Egyptian identity through its various programs, the president said. 

He noted the state's commitment to fully supporting all cultural projects aimed at innovative and effective visions to support the youth and new generations.

For their part, the board members expressed their appreciation for the continuous support they received from the state to ensure the library performs its historical cultural role.

They praised El-Sisi’s personal interest in the library’s work and presented their visions regarding the different roles the library can play to achieve its goals as a window for Egypt to the world and for the world to Egypt, its rich culture, and its extended history.

The members also lauded Egypt's pivotal role in restoring stability to the region, ending the war in Gaza, and providing humanitarian aid to the residents of the Gaza Strip. 

In this regard, El-Sisi reiterated Egypt’s commitment to stopping the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip and its ongoing positive contribution to resolving crises in the region.

He stressed that fostering a culture of peace is a key element for a more stable and secure future for the region and the world.

Since the outbreak of the Gaza war, Egypt has been pushing for an extended ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and sustained access to humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of civilians there.

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