Egypt's Culture Minister Helmy el Namnam - File photo
CAIRO - 14 November 2017: Culture Minister Helmy El Namnam discussed Tuesday with Czech Ambassador to Egypt Veronika Kuchynova and President of Misr Public Library Ambassador Abdel Raouf El Reedy boosting culture cooperation between Egypt and Czech.
The meeting also tackled enhancing cooperation between Egyptian public libraries and the National Library of the Czech Republic.
El Namnam welcomed the ambassador and her accompanying delegation saying that the mutual relations are deep-rooted and it is time for cultural cooperation with Czech.
He added Egypt is ready for all forms of cultural cooperation with Czech, asking for cooperation between the Egyptian and Czech National Libraries.
The minister pointed out that the Egyptian National Library includes collection of periodicals and important documents about the Ottoman Empire, some of them contain information about Eastern Europe countries, including the Czech Republic.
Meanwhile, Kuchynova valued the minister's reception, saying that the cooperation between both libraries is an important step.