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Distinguished Literature Academic Dr Norbert Bugeja visits Palestine on a Cultural Diplomacy Project




Reference Number: , Press Release Issue Date: May 14, 2018

The renowned Maltese Literature Academic, Dr Norbert Bugeja made a cultural diplomacy tour in Palestine from 6-12 May 2018 on invitation from the Representative Office of the Republic of Malta in Ramallah, Palestine. During the tour, which was supported by the Cultural Diplomacy Fund of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of the Republic of Malta, Dr Bugeja gave lectures on the theme “ Journeys in Writing: Malta, Palestine and literatures in between ” at Birzeit and Bethlehem Universities in the Palestinian cities of Ramallah and Bethlehem respectively. During his visit, Dr Norbert Bugeja also chaired a symposium featuring distinguished Maltese writers Immanuel Mifsud and Walid Nabhan ( who were also in Palestine during the period of his visit ), under the auspices of the prominent ‘ The Educational Book Shop’ in East Jerusalem, at the French Cultural Centre in East Jerusalem

During his visit, Dr Bugeja also participated in the 11th Palestine International Book Fair which was taking place in Ramallah between 3-13 May 2018, along with Maltese writers: Walid Nabhan and Immanuel Mifsud. Whilst in Palestine, Dr Norbert Bugeja was accompanied by the Representative of the Republic of Malta in Ramallah, Palestine, Mr Reuben Gauci.

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