Chile’s ambassador to Croatia visits NSK
On 19 May 2022, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Chile to the Republic of Croatia His Excellency Cristián Streeter visited the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK), on which occasion he met with the Library’s Director General Dr Ivanka Stričević.
Dr Stričević and Ambassador Streeter discussed various opportunities for continuing the Embassy’s and Library’s cooperation on the organisation of cultural events and on enabling professional cooperation between Chilean and Croatian libraries and library professionals. The importance of the promotion of reading was particularly emphasised, in which context Ambassador Streeter was presented with Croatia’s 2017-2022 national strategy for the promotion of reading and fostering the culture of reading in Croatian society (Nacionalna strategija poticanja čitanja za razdoblje od 2017. do 2022. godine) and the role of the National and University Library in Zagreb in the strategy’s implementation.
Ambassador Streeter donated to the Library two publications marking the 500th anniversary of the historic voyage around the world of Magellan, one of whose ships in 1521 managed to circumnavigate the earth for the first time in history (Encounter Between Three Worlds, 500 Years After the First Circumnavigation of the Earth; Magellan’s Voyage Illustrated).
The meeting was also attended by the Head of the NSK Acquisition and Collection Development Department Dr Vesna Golubović and Library Adviser at the Department Dr Željka Lovrenčić, NSK International Cooperation Adviser Jasenka Zajec and the Embassy’s Third Secretary and Consul Mrs María José Cifuentes González.
The meeting of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Chile to the Republic of Croatia His Excellency Cristián Streeter (second left) and Director General of the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) Dr Ivanka Stričević (centre). National and University Library in Zagreb, 19 May 2022.