Sahara Press Service (El Aaiun)

17 January 2013

Western Sahara: Minister of Culture Oversees Inauguration On National Library

The member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front, Minister of Culture,Khadija Hamdi, on Wednesday supervised the inauguration of the National library, a project in collaboration between the Saharawi Ministry of Culture, the UNHCR and the Algerian Association for Media and communication among Youth.

The ceremony was attended by president of the Executive Office of UNHCR in Tindouf, Mrs,Zainab Shij Ali, President of the Algerian Association for Media and Communication , Farhat Mohamed Saaid and several members of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front and Saharawi Government and Parliament.

The National Library includes a number of books dealing with the Saharawi cause in all its aspects and dimensions, novels highlight the Saharawi Heritage, as well as encyclopedias and books in literary, scientific, cultural and social fields, as well as reading rooms.

In her Speech, the Minister of Culture, considered the National Library as a space which could lead to "enrich acknowledge of the Saharawi readers and researchers" thanking all contributors in this literature accomplishment in the Saharawi refugee camps.

For her part the representative of UNHCR, Zainab Shij Ali, indicated that her Organization will work to promote the National Library for contribution in saving the Saharawi heritage and History.

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