President: National Library should become a place for intellectuals
Publish Date : Tuesday 12 July 2016 - 23:58
IBNA- ‘The performance plans and challenges for Iran’s National Library and Archives was presented by the head of this entity Salehi Amiri on Sunday evening during a cabinet meeting chaired by President Hassan Rouhani.
According to IBNA
correspondent, quoting from the Public Relations Office of Iran’s National Library and Archives, in this meeting, the President appreciated the measures taken by the National Library, and the presented report saying that the National Library is one of the spiritual capitals and the symbol of the culture of the country.
Rouhani mentioned the protection of manuscripts as important and necessary and emphasized the government’s support for this national wealth, and asked for the case to be encouraged by the IRIB.
The President also stressed that the space of the National Library be used for the gathering of intellectuals. He expressed hope that the National Library becomes a reference for scientific exchanges of the thinkers, researchers and experts.
Director of the National Library and Archives Seyyed Reza Salehi Amiri, pointed out that the founding of the Book and Documented Heritage Museum of Iran among the measures to be taken by this organization.
He asserted that by registering 9 works in the list of The UNESCO Memory of the World Programme, 5 works in the Regional List and 45 works in National List, Iran has been able to stand at rank No 7 among the world countries.