Egypt's Ambassador Youssef Kamal Boutros presenting the books to Hanoi University –press photo
CAIRO – 17 June 2017: The General Egyptian Book Organization granted a collection of specialized books on the Arabic language, sciences and literature, in addition to dictionaries, poetry, novels, stories and criticism books, to the Arabic language department of Hanoi University.
Egyptian Ambassador to Vietnam Youssef Kamal Boutros presented the books to the university on June 14 at a ceremony organized by Hanoi University. “The book donation comes as part of Egypt's continued support to the development of Arabic language education in Vietnam, which Egypt started when it established the Arabic Language Department at Hanoi University in 1996,” said Boutros.
Boutros expressed Egypt’s keenness throughout this period to send an envoy from Al-Azhar University to teach Arabic language to Vietnamese students. Boutros revealed that the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education offers 12 annual scholarships to Vietnamese students to study Arabic language at Cairo University as a contribution to preparing Arabic teaching staff in Vietnamese universities.
“In December 2016 the Egyptian Embassy celebrated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Arabic Language Department at Hanoi National University through various cultural activities, including the establishment of an Arabic calligraphy exhibition,” Boutros added.
The president of Hanoi University praised Egypt's leading role in supporting and teaching Arabic language in his country, and expressed his sincere appreciation for the precious books that will be references for scholars and professors.