Inauguration of Library at the German House [Archives:2004/737/Community]

May 13 2004

Celebrations took place at the German House for Cultural Cooperation in Sana'a on the occasion of the inauguration of the library at Goethe Institute.
H.E. Mr. Frank Marcos, the German Ambassador to Sana'a, said in his speech at the opening ceremony that the institute comes within the framework of expanding cultural activities in the Middle East and Arab region. The opening also coincides with several local cultural activities being held in celebration of Sana'a, the Arab Cultural Capital 2004. The German Foreign Ministry presented these activities through the institute in order to deepen dialogue and offer more information about the German culture.
Mr. Johanz Arbert, Director of the Goethe Institute in Cairo, confirmed that the institute facilitates dialogue when the world becomes more and more complicated. He indicated that the library has books translated into Arabic as well as internet facilities.
Mr. Jeed Witbitech, Director of the German House in Sana'a, confirmed that the house provides services to students and researchers through lectures, films and German language lessons, and that the library has many valuable books about German culture.