China, Arab states vow closer ties between libraries
Updated: 2014-10-19 10:41
China and the League of Arab States agreed to strengthen ties between their libraries. [Photo/Agencies]
China and the League of Arab States on Monday agreed to strengthen ties between their libraries and establish a long-term cooperation mechanism for information and literature preservation.
The two sides plan to hold a biennial conference of library, information and literature preservation professionals, according to a communique released after a forum attended by representatives of both sides.
The two sides will also set up a network between major centers to jointly create a directory of information, literature and books, according to the communique.
China will share its experience with experts from the libraries of the secretariat of the League of Arab States and those of the Arab states through offering training programs.
The document also encouraged book exhibitions between the libraries of both sides and increased personnel exchanges.
Monday's forum was jointly organized by China's Ministry of Culture and the secretariat of the League of Arab States.