“On June 25th, the Statehood Day of the Republic of Slovenia, the opening ceremony of ‘Slovenian Book Corner’ of Shanghai Library was held at 1555 Middle Huaihai Road, Xuhui district.

Guests that attended the ceremony include Bojan Skoda, Consul General of Slovenia in Shanghai, Chen Chao, the director of Shanghai Library, and Jing Ying, vice president of Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.

Skoda told the Global Times that currently there are different types of Slovenian books in the book corner at Shanghai Library, including books about Slovenian history, economy, geography, literature and poems. ‘It is a good start and the types of book will definitely get more and more in the future,’ he said.

In terms of the purpose of setting up this book corner in Shanghai, Skoda said Chinese culture and Slovenian culture are very different, so exchanging books is the best way to facilitate cultural exchange between the two countries, which could pave way for more economic cooperation in the future.” (Global Times)