Swiss and Austrian Ambassadors in NLAI


Markus Leitner, Ambassador of Switzerland  to Iran, paid a visit 8 August 2018 to  the National Library and Archives of Iran  (NLAI). Ashraf Broujerdi, NLAI Director,  emphasized in the course of the meeting  with the Swiss envoy the importance  of cultural engagement. She underlined  the National Library’s outlook and policy  towards developing interests and expanding  institutionalizing mutually-beneficial  relations with its counterpart in Switzerl.

  In her remarks, she highlighted NLAI’s  particular interest in enhancing relations  and cooperation in the areas of digital and  written resources. She also emphasized  the need for grasping existing opportunities  for better mutual understanding. On  his part, Leitner expressed satisfaction with  the visit and stated that “cultural relations  are important at every level and we also  welcome and appreciate the development  of bilateral cultural engagement with Iran.

Every year a number of Swiss writers come  to Iran to attend the International Book Fair.  We can increase and enhance our relations  in this area. In a separate event, the same  day, Stefan Scholz, the Austrian Ambassador  to Iran, also paid a visit to the National  Library. While commenting on the  exhibition of Iran-Austria historical documents  organized in Vienna during the official  visit of Iran’s President to Austria  earlier in the year, he said: “The Austrian  Academy of Science has an institute under  its tutelage which is active in the field of  Iranian studies.

This provides the NLAI  with the proper context for the development  of scientific relations with the institute.”


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