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Lebanese National Library revived with $25 mn Qatari funding opens to public

Lebanese National Library revived with $25 mn Qatari funding opens to public

QNA
Beirut
Lebanese National Library in Beirut, which has been revived with funding from Qatar, was inaugurated by the Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Wednesday. Qatar provided $25 million for the library’s rehabilitation and development project.
The opening ceremony was also attended by the Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad al Hariri.
In his speech, the Lebanese president thanked the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, the Father Amir HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, and the Qatari Government, which have been keen to fund the rehabilitation of the National Library.
Qatar’s Ambassador to Lebanon HE Mohammed bin Hassan al Jaber conveyed the greetings of the Amir and his congratulations to the Lebanon President, government and the people on the inauguration of this cultural edifice in the centre of the capital, Beirut, which has been centre of many cultures and civilizations.
Beirut has maintained its culture and unique identity in the east, and has become a landmark, unlike any other, he added.
Jaber thanked the Lebanese president for the inauguration of this iconic cultural landmark.
He said the Amir had issued directions to follow up the efforts made by the Father Amir since 2006 to promote the National Library in Lebanon with the opening of this historical cultural edifice, which resembles Lebanon, the homeland of crafts, civilization and cultural wealth.

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