Mr. Amr Moussa’s Valuable Donation to NU

Amr Moussa

The renowned Egyptian diplomat Mr. Amr Moussa, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt; the former Secretary-General of the Arab League, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Nile University, has donated his library to Nile University. His library contains hundreds of books and scripts, which he generously gifted to Nile University Mr.Amr Moussa stated that the university deserves such an initiative for its immense scientific achievements and its significant role in facing many challenges.

The library includes 1554 books and references and 918 books in Arabic that delve largely into political, economic, and social sciences. While the rest of the collection varies between social sciences, literature, history, religions, philosophy, and general knowledge, 636 books are in foreign languages and mainly present understanding in the political and economic sciences fields.

The primary purpose of establishing a hall for the personal library of Mr. Amr Moussa is to preserve and document from that particular and distinguished group of books and references with unique cultural, intellectual, and cognitive content in the various sectors of knowledge, most notably political and economic sciences. Such a donation aims to openly provide this artistic and scientific data to multiple sectors of researchers, individuals, and research institutions and facilitate ways to benefit from it.

H.E. Mr. Amr Moussa is a name that needs no introduction; however, it is necessary to be familiar with some of his worldwide achievements. He is always present and active in his work regarding Nile University and the world in general in Cairo, Mr. Amr Mahmoud Abu Zeid Moussa was born on October 3, 1936. He pursued politics and insisted on joining the Faculty of Law from a young age, Indeed, he ended up pursuing law and obtained a license in law from Cairo University in 1957 and joined the diplomatic corps at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1958. Mr. Amr Moussa worked as the Director of International Organizations at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1977; he was the Egyptian Ambassador to India from 1983 to 1986, Head of the Egyptian Delegation to the United Nations from 1990-1991, Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1991to 2001 and Secretary-General of the Arab League from 2001 to 2011. On September 8, 2013, he was elected president of the committee of 50 that will amend the Egyptian constitution.

This significant event coincided with the graduation ceremony held on Friday, October 30, for the new batch of students who obtained a bachelor's degree. In the presence of the University's Board of Trustees in its entirety, Dr. Tarek Khalil, President of Nile University, conducted his pep speech and warmingly congratulated the students on their great effort to excel despite the challenging circumstances that they went through in this pandemic. The ceremony was also honored with the presence of the great archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, the dean of the university's faculties, and a large number of university professors and natural leaders interested in the educational process.

Nile University is a great honor to own such a library filled with this wealth of knowledge and intellect and a distinguished collection of books and references in the political, social, economic, and literary sciences sectors.