The Embassy of Thailand in Qatar has presented Qatar National Library (QNL) with a number of valuable books as part of a diplomatic visit aimed at promoting cultural relations and exchange.
Dr Claudia Lux, Project Director of Qatar National Library, accompanied by number of QNL team welcomed His Excellency Mr Piroon Laismit and received the valuable books. QNL’s Heritage Collection has witnessed previous high profile visits including Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand in January 2012. Furthermore, Thailand’s former ambassador, HE Mr Panyarak Poolthup, gifted a 200 year-old copy of the Holy Qur’an to QNL in September 2013 which has since benefited local researchers’ studies.
Commenting on the donation, HE Mr Piroon Laismit, the Ambassador of Thailand in Qatar, 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.”
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