130 00 Praha 3
- International/Cultural relations
Al-Jawahiri Centre’s basic task is to cultivate and preserve the humanitarian legacy of Mohammed Mahdi al-Jawahiri, arguably the greatest classical Arab poet in the 20th century. The focus is on al-Jawahiri works promoting enlightenment, cultural interaction and understanding among people. Exiled for political and cultural reasons Al-Jawahiri had lived about 30 years in the Czech capital Prague.
Since its establishment on 17 April 2002 Al-Jawahiri Cultural Exchange Centre has organized and participated in ten cultural seminars and other events. It has published four bulletins and six books and booklets. The centre also has a website regularly updated. All the above events are in Czech and English.
The centre maintains cooperative relations with cultural and public counterparts in the Czech Republic, Iraq and cultural institutions in Arab countries.
Especially worthy of mention is the festival held at the Prague Central Library on 26 October 2007commemorating the 10th anniversary of al-Jawahiri’s death. The event was held under the auspices of the Czech cultural minister, the Iraqi foreign minister and the mayor of Prague Mr Pavel Bém