Wang Dongbo, NLC Deputy Director, heads a delegation to the NLF


From 20 October to 24 October, a 5-person delegation, led by Wang Dongbo, Deputy Director of the National Library of China (NLC), visited the National Library of France (NLF) for signing cooperation agreement. The delegation member included Li Chunming, Director of the NLC Legislative Reference Service Department, Ma Jing, Director of the NLC Office of Minguo Documents Preservation Project, and so on.

During the visit to France, Wang Dongbo held talks with Laurence Engel, President of the NLF. Both sides introduced the general situation of their libraries respectively and the achievements of the cooperation between the two libraries in recent years, and especially emphasized that since the establishment of the China-France portal website, the cultural exchanges and mutual learning between the two countries had been strengthened.

The China-France portal website was the database of French studies documents collected by the Chinese side and Chinese studies documents collected by the French side, which was displayed in the Sino-French Exchange Column of the website of Chinese Studies Center of the National Library of China and the Sino-French Exchange Column of Gallica, National Digital Library of France. In 2016, the achievements of the China-France portal website were highly praised at the third meeting of the China-France High-level Mechanism for Dialogue on People-to-People Exchanges.

In the afternoon of October 21, the two sides jointly signed the Cooperation Agreement between the National Library of China and the National Library of France (2019-2021), which stipulated that the two libraries would continue to carry out comprehensive cooperation in the fields of co-holding exhibitions, librarians exchange, document digitization, and so on. The agreement had been included in the cooperation achievements of the fifth meeting of the China-France High-level Mechanism for Dialogue on People-to-People Exchanges in 2019.

Yang Enyi from the Culture Division of the Chinese Embassy in France, was also present.






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