Receiving donated books Ceremony from Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Viet Nam

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In the morning of December 19th, 2017, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Belarus and 500th anniversary of the Belarusian printing industry, the National Library of Viet Nam helda book donation ceremony to receive the book collection named "Heritage of Frantsisk Skorina" from the Embassy of Belarus in Vietnam.

Attending the ceremony there were H.E. Mr. Goshin Vladimir Anatolievich - Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to Viet Nam, H.E. Ms. Raisa Vardanyan - Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Viet Nam; H.E. Mr. Anar Imanov - Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Viet Nam; H.E. Mr. Jorge Rondon Uzcategui - Ambassador of the Republic of Bolivar Venezuela to Viet Nam; Representatives of Embassies: Poland, Kazakhstan, Russia, Czech Republic; Ms. Kieu Thuy Nga - Director of the NLV, together with Deputy Directors and Head of Divisions of the NLV.

Frantsisk Skorina is one of the most prominent educators, cultural activists and historians of Belarus. He made a significant contribution to the development of the Belarusian language and was one of the founders of the printing industry in Eastern Slavonia. In 1517, heestablished a printing house in Prague-Czech Republicand published the first Bible in Belarusian, that event sparked revolution in the printing industry in Eastern Slavonia.

The collection that the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus donated to NLV consists of 21 books were printed elaborately in 3 languages: Belarusian, Russian and English; this valuable materials will be added to theforeign language collections available at the NLV.

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H.E. Mr. Goshin Vladimir Anatolievich - Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to Viet Nam delivers speech at the Ceremony

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Ms. Kieu Thuy Nga – Director of the NLV delivers speech

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Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to Viet Nam presents books to the National Library of Viet Nam

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Representatives attending the Ceremony

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Souvenir photograph of the representatives

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News and photos: Hung Manh