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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 to Taiwan Dr. Alfredo Martiz presented the NCL with 17 volumes published in his home country. These included a collection of works by famous Panamanian artists, Panamanian children’s stories, and a book about the Panama Canal. Ambassador Martiz explained that two years ago he had been invited to the Taipei International Book Exhibition, and this experience had made him to want to donate books. He hoped that the books would help the Taiwanese public discover Panamanian book culture.


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

Last Update Time:2017-04-28
  •  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