Newly Appointed Colombian Ambassador Visits AzSTC

Newly Appointed Colombian Ambassador Visits AzSTC

The Azerbaijan State Translation Centre (AzSTC) on Wednesday received a visit from the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Colombia to Azerbaijan, Luis Antonio Dimaté Cárdenas.

The meeting recalled current collaborative projects in a joint initiative between the Translation Centre and the Embassy, such as Twenty Poems, a book of poetry that includes poems by Spanish and Azerbaijani poets published in Colombia and its launch at the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan (NASA); Once There Was a Sea, a collection of poems by Colombian and Azerbaijani poets; and the creative evening dedicated to  celebrated Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, launched on former Charge d’Affair of the Embassy Mrs. Martha Galindon’s own initiative, to name a few.

The sides also focused on future projects to cement the literary ties between Azerbaijan and Colombia and to promote Azerbaijani literature across Latin America.

Ambassador Luis Antonio Dimaté Cárdenas welcomed the successful cooperation and collaboration efforts with the Translation Centre, looking forward to building up future cooperation.

In conclusion, AzSTC Board Chair Afaq Masud was donated a copy of No One Writes to the Colonel (Spanish: El coronel no tiene quien le escriba), a novella written by Gabriel García Márquez.