Chen Ying, the NLC Deputy Director, meets with Director General of Dubai Municipality

In the afternoon of 28 April, Chen Ying, Deputy Director of the National Library of China (NLC), met with Al Hajiri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, and his delegation.

Chen Ying introduced the NLC's general situation and the current situation of exchanges and cooperation with libraries in the Arab region to Al Hajiri. Al Hajiri showed thanks for Chen Ying's warm reception and detailed introduction. He said, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, the current biggest culture construction project in Dubai built by Dubai Municipality, had completed the main body construction and was scheduled to open within this year. This visit aimed to learn from the NLC's successful experiences on management, operation and so on.

Chen Ying extended her congratulations on the completion of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, and introduced the establishment background and development planning of "Silk Road International Library Alliance". Then she sent a membership invitation, and hoped that after the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library was open, the two libraries could carry out extensive exchanges and cooperation in the library professional field under the framework of the alliance mechanism. Al Hajiri appreciated Chen Ying's invitation, and said that he would keep an eye on related situation of the alliance.

After the meeting, Al Hajiri and his delegation visited the National Museum of Classic Books and the NLC North Area.

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