A gift from Mrs Haman Al Aleeli, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Latvia, 5 September

The gift is presented to Library director Andris Vilks by Deputy Ambassador Shahad Al Hammadi


The Inscription:

The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Riga sends its sincerest congratulations on the Latvia’s Centenary!
This year the United Arab Emirates is also celebrating the centennial birth anniversary of the founder of the United Arab Erimates, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyar. This book “Umm Kalthoum in Abu Dhabi” highlights an important stage of the modern cultural history of the United Arab Emirates and the book now published this year to celebrate the Year of Zayed. The legendary singer Umm Kalthoum had a huge influence in the cultural and political life throughout the Arabic-speaking and Islamic world. She still remains the symbol of peace and unity.

H.E. Mrs Haman Al Aleeli
Ambassador of the UAE to Latvia


Photo: Kristians Luhaers