The Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic today donated 104 books to the Columbus Memorial Library of the Organization of American States (OAS) that deal with politics, history, economics, literature, poetry, painting, and architecture in the Caribbean country, and greatly reflect the cultural wealth of the Dominican people.
"The donation of this collection of Dominican books responds to the call made by the President of the Friends of the Library, the Canadian Ambassador to the OAS, Allan Culham, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country to promote the dissemination of Dominican culture in the world," said the Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the OAS, Ambassador Robert Saladin.
Ambassador Saladin said, "the diversity of authors and topics covered in the 104 donated works, range from the glories of national literature such as Professor Juan Bosch, former President of the Dominican Republic," to authors "as important as Enriquillo Sánchez, Franklin Mieses Burgos, Feliz Servio Ducoudray, José Checo, Mu-Kien San, Danilo de los Santos, Manuel Matos Moquete, Norberto James Raulings, Mercedes Castillo, Manuel Ugarte y Luis Schecker Ortiz," among many others.
Among the attendees were representatives from Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Panama, the Permanent Observer of Spain and his deputy, the Chief of Staff of the Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, Carmen Lucía de la Pava, the head of the Columbus Library, Beverly Wharton-Lake, and several officials from the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the OAS.
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