Iraq's ambassador in Sultanate Oman: "The work of the library of the Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine is institutional and takes care of the book in a professional and sophisticated manner.."

After her visit to the Pavilion of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine that participated in the events of Muscat International Book Fair held recently, and had listened to the explanations about the achievements of the holy shrine at all levels. Dr. Amal Musa Hussayn, the Iraq's ambassador in the Sultanate Oman has paid a visit to the holy shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) to have the honour of the Zyarat and to look closely its intellectual and cultural institutions.

Within her visit, she visited all the divisions of the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs at the Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, including the library and the manuscripts' house of the holy shrine and was briefed about what they contain and the nature of their work.

Al-Kafeel Network accompanied the Ambassador in her tour, about which she stated: "In fact, it's not the first time I visit the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, and each time i visited one of its departments, last time i was briefed about its urban and investment projects, which i consider a base for the economic future of the city... And, during this current visit, i have visited the library and the manuscripts' House of the holy shrine, which work is institutional and I felt like I were in a book institution that cares in a professional and sophisticated manner of the book either the old ones or those produced in the present time."

She continued: "I consider every honoured person by this service in the library as an Iraqi icon that might be called in other countries in order to train and establish libraries like this one that is a real Iraqi treasure, as it contains a lot of manuscripts that have important and deep historic interest. I was astonished and proud to see the good organization of those sections in this library, starting from the restoration and repair lab to archiving and new books publication. I hope all success to those in charge of it, wishing that Iraq come back to the era where it was the country of the book, reading and science.."

The ambassador concluded saying: "while visiting the different sections of this library, I wished that the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine participates in the Iraqi cultural week taking place in Oman, because of its distinct and rare manuscripts, some of which are more than a thousand years old. Also thanks to the modern technique used in maintaining the book either in terms of the restoration or in terms of archiving."
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