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  • 2017-04-20
Panamanian Ambassador to Taiwan, Dr. Alfredo Martiz, Presents the NCL with a Collection of Books
Panamanian Ambassador to Taiwan, Dr. Alfredo Martiz, Presents the NCL with a Collection of Books

On April 20, 2017, Panamanian Ambassador toTaiwan Dr. Alfredo Martiz presented the NCL with 17 volumes published in hishome country. These included a collection of works by famous Panamanianartists, Panamanian children’s stories, and a book about the Panama Canal. AmbassadorMartiz explained that two years ago he had been invited to the TaipeiInternational Book Exhibition, and this experience had made him to want todonate books. He hoped that the books would help the Taiwanese public discoverPanamanian book culture.

Director-General Tseng remarked that this wasthe first visit to the NCL by a Panamanian ambassador, and the first time thelibrary had been donated books published in Panama. She continued to say thatthis was the first step in a book culture exchange between the two countries.Besides presenting Ambassador Martizwith a certificate of thanks, Ms. Tseng hoped that in future the two countriescould work together to host lectures and exhibitions. She also invited theembassy to send a representative to this year’s International Workshop forProfessional Librarians, which will shortly be hosted by the NCL. Director-GeneralTseng accompanied Ambassador Martiz’s delegation throughout their visit to theNCL’s Special Collection’s exhibition and stack room. Ambassador Martiz said he had learneda great deal from the visit.

 

Last Update Time:2017-08-07
  •  Director-General Tseng (center) with Panamanian Ambassador Alfredo Martiz (2nd left) and Mrs. Martiz (1st left).

    Director-General Tseng (center) with Panamanian Ambassador Alfredo Martiz (2nd left) and Mrs. Martiz (1st left).

  •  Panamanian Ambassador Alfredo Martiz Presents a Collection of Books to NCL Director-General Tseng

    Panamanian Ambassador Alfredo Martiz Presents a Collection of Books to NCL Director-General Tseng