A gift from Marija Pejčinović Burić, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Crotia, 25 May

Marija Pejčinović Burić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Library director Andris Vilks

The inscription:

I would like to leave to your safeguard a book whose messages are important for both Croatia and Latvia: love for freedom, peace and good cooperation.

Dubrovnik has attained great success to it’s economic, cultural and overall development as a result of its foreign policy and efficient diplomacy. Hoping that in this way we shall add to the magnificence of the collection of the National Library, I am confident that respect for the written word is an important guarantor of Latvian identity.

Photo: Kristians Luhaers