The Embassy of Thailand in Qatar has presented Qatar National Library (QNL), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, with a number of valuable books as part of a diplomatic visit by HE the Ambassador of Thailand to Qatar Piroon Laismit aimed at promoting cultural relations and exchange.
The Thai Ambassador said: ""Book is a reflecting medium of philosophy, ways of thinking and civilization of each country. Donating books about Thainess is one of the ways of shaping the corrected idea about Thailand among foreigners and also as a medium of promoting better understanding between Thai and Qatari who have different culture and way of life. With this educational cooperation, the people-to-people tie and understanding especially among younger generation can be strengthened In response, QNL Project Director Claudia Lux said: "The cultural ties between Qatar and Thailand are strong, distinguished and play a great role in promoting cultural and historical exchanges between the two countries." "The donated books will enrich the Library’s collection and enhance researchers’ opportunities for study and awareness of Thai culture," she added.
QNL welcomed a number of high profile Thai officials and diplomats to its Heritage Collection Building last month. The delegation included Dr. Tej Bunnag, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Thailand, and HE Piroon Laismit, Ambassador of Thailand to Qatar.
As part of its activities, the Library organises cultural and educational events including the QNL Heritage Collection Open Day which is held annually in April to celebrate the UNESCO’s International Day for Monuments and Sites.
The Library also stages community events and training sessions on the use of the online resources offered to researchers, students and residents of Qatar.
As a member of Qatar Foundation, Qatar National Library and its Heritage Collection support QF’s mission to foster greater understanding and appreciation of Qatar’s heritage in support of the Qatar National Vision 2030’s goals to promote a harmonious and well-educated community aware of its history.