Dr. Ahmed Zayed, Director of BA welcomes Chilean ambassador to Egypt Roberto Ebert at the library (photo credit of BA)
The gifts included poems by the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, one of Chile's most famous poets, who won the Nobel Prize in 1971.
They also included works by the writer and diplomat Alberto Blist Ghana, and the author Gabriela Mistral, who is a 1945 Nobel Prize laureate in Literature.
Ebert delivered the gifts to the Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Ahmed Zayed, at a special event at the library.
"Many Egyptians are interested in Latin American culture and literature. A large number of young people are also studying in the Spanish language departments of Egyptian universities," Zayed told Ebert.
Zayed also highlighted the important and multifaceted cooperation between Egypt and Chile, particularly in economic, scientific and cultural fields.
For his part, Ambassador Ebert hailed Bibliotheca Alexandrina as one of the most prestigious libraries in the world.
He also discussed with Zayed plans for cultural cooperation between the Embassy of Chile in Egypt and the library in the days to come.
At the end of the event, Zayed presented Ebert with the book The Photographic Memory of Alexandria, one of the library's most important publications.