The activities of the Fifth Scientific Symposium, organized by the Libyan Center for Research and Studies and sponsored by the Sheikh Al-Taher Al-Zawi Charitable Foundation, began under the title:
(Libyans and the First World War, 1914-1918, the tragedy of the past, and the lesson of the present) which will last for 22-23 October 2018 at Bab Al-Bahr Hotel in Tripoli.
This symposium comes on the occasion of the centenary of the end of the First World War 1918-2018, and the importance of this occasion in the contemporary history of Libya.
In the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Culture Hassan Onis and the advisor to the Ministry of Culture, Mr. Abdel Muttalib Bousalem, and a group of the National Committee for Education, Culture and Science, and a number of intellectuals, writers, media professionals and those interested, the activities of the symposium began with verses from the Holy Quran and the national anthem, and a speech was delivered by the President of the Libyan Center for Research and Studies And the Chairman of the Preparatory Committee, Mr. Mahmoud Al-Ghatmi, welcomed the honorable attendees and introduced the Libyan Center for Research and Studies, which was established this year under the cover of the Sheikh Al-Taher Al-Zawi Charitable Foundation and continues its efforts extensively in organizing seminars and conferences and issuing books, research and studies in order to contribute to the development of society on stable scientific foundations.
Al-Ghatami spoke about the importance of this symposium on the occasion of the centenary of the First World War, in which Libya was an important area and the scale of profit and loss in that war resulted.
Al-Ghatami also announced the announcement soon to launch the (Libya Africa Forum), which will be held annually, a conference on the Libyan economy, a conference on intellectual security, combating extremism and other activities.
This was followed by a speech by Dr. Fateh Rajab Qadara, Chairman of the Scientific Committee, where he indicated to what extent the Libyan Center for Research and Studies keeps pace with the scientific, cultural and intellectual developments that it adopts to accept scientific and cultural research according to international academic standards.
Dr. Qadara also thanked the support provided by the Sheikh Al-Taher Al-Zawi Foundation in support of culture, historical and intellectual community development, and holding seminars and conferences with a very high level of sophistication and interest.
He also wished success to all participants in the symposium and the nominated research, which numbered 30 scientific papers that were selected after undergoing scientific and academic evaluation for acceptance.
The program of the symposium was divided into four sessions. Each session included a set of papers in which a number of professors and researchers participated. They talked about the impact of the Treaty of Auch Lausanne in October (1912) on the Libyan jihad movement, and Egypt’s position on the Libyans during the First World War (1914-1918), and the World War And its impact on the economic and social conditions in Libya, and several other topics were presented over the course of the two days of the symposium, which came up with a set of recommendations at its conclusion. The participants and researchers were thanked and certificates of honor were distributed to them.