In order to preserve, process and disseminate documentary heritage, literature and art of Mahmud Kati Foundation, Mayor Vera, Felix Lopez, and the president of the foundation, Ismaila Diadié Haidara, this morning signed a collaboration agreement to help the knowledge and dissemination of culture of the municipality, Yawdar birthplace of Pacha, who conquered the Kingdom Songhai in the year 1591 and Amar al-Fata, pashalic governor of Timbuktu in the seventeenth century.
Ismaila Diadié Haidara, Kati patriarch of the family, Toledo community left in the year 1467, therefore next year will 550 years of exile, He explained during the official ceremony that "we have a library that left Toledo. Its 12.714 manuscripts in Arabic, Hebrew and French, ranging from the twelfth century, specifically the 13 of November 1198, until the nineteenth century. It is a unique heritage supported by UNESCO and, for sure, the largest library of Spanish-Muslim and Spanish-Sephardic culture outside the borders of Spain ". "This is a first step to create a network of municipalities national and international levels to support the foundation Mahmud Kati", added.
For his part, the mayor veratense Felix Lopez showed his interest in addition to the Foundation thanks "for extending its scope to municipalities that have historical ties with this library and develop digitization projects, exhibitions, international conferences, that will allow people to rediscover their own history, their own ties with this part of Spain almost forgotten era, that is the Sephardic, Moors and Jews who went to Africa ". Next year, Vera will join the celebration of the 550 years of the library to be held jointly with the United States, Financial, and Spain.
For the signing of this cooperation agreement, It has had the mediation of cultural manager and poet Francisco Javier Fernandez Espinosa.