Qatar National Library Receives Books from the Embassy and Community of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Qatar

Mar 11, 2022 by QNL

Doha, Qatar, 9 March 2022: Qatar National Library received a selection of books from the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in Qatar and the BiH community during a ceremony held on 2 March 2022 at the Library.

The ceremony was attended by His Excellency Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, Minister of State, Qatar and President of Qatar National Library, Ivana Pejovic, Chargé d'Affaires ad interim and Ali Turkovic, Counselor at the Embassy of BiH in Qatar, as well as representatives from the BiH community.


The book donations are part of several collaborations aimed at enhancing and strengthening bilateral relations between Qatar and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The selected books given to the Library will teach readers about the people of BiH and their history, art, culture, business, finance and science. The books include Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Changing World Order, an excellent and concise account by Dr. Bisera Turkovic, the current Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, about the frictions within the former Yugoslavia and the independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina after the breakdown of the communist regime; The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival, a captivating memoir of a Muslim teen struggling to survive the Bosnian genocide and the stray cat who protected her family through it all; Biografija Alija Izetbegovic, a biography by Isakovic Zehrudin of Alija Izetbegovi?, a Bosnian politician, activist, lawyer, author, and philosopher who in 1992 became the first President of the Presidency of the newly independent Republic of BiH; and Bosnia: A Short History, which provides readers with a comprehensive narrative history of Bosnia in English.

Commenting on the occasion, His Excellency Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, Minister of State, Qatar and President of Qatar National Library, said: “As a center of learning, research and culture, we have always been keen to provide educational and cultural opportunities throughout Qatar and the world. The books donated cover various topics, disciplines and areas that will help the community in Qatar expand their knowledge about Bosnia and Herzegovina and its people.”

“We are grateful to the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the BiH community for their special donation and hope these books will stimulate positive thinking and inspire creativity among readers,” he added.

As part of its aim to promote imagination, discovery and nourishment to the human spirit, the Library will continue to invest its efforts to share knowledge and empower future generations across and beyond Qatar.