Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sharjah International Book Fair to be boosted further with Education Ministry’s initiatives

Jumbo Editorial Team

The functionaries of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) met with the officials of the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to discuss future avenues for cooperation between the two entities.

The talks come in line with the directives of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to nurture cultural strengths and to foster closer bonds of support and collaboration between various government departments and other entities to advance the region’s culture and heritage. 

The meeting, which was attended by Ahmad Al Ameri, Director SIBF, Salim Omar Salim, Head of Marketing & Sales, SIBF, Murad Abdullah, Director, Government Communications Department, Ministry of Education, and Fathiya Mohammad Ebrahim, Head of the Public Relations section, Government Communications Department, sought to explore ways in which the SIBF and the Ministry could work together to further mutual goals.

“Ready and easy access to books is one of the most vital prerequisites for creating a society where a culture of education and learning thrives," Ahmad Al Ameri, Director, SIBF, remarked. 

"The SIBF is continuously striving to be at the centre of knowledge and literature in the region, and as such are committed to creating and supporting initiatives that advance education amongst all residents of our country, and our youth in particular,” he added.

The 10-day annual event exemplifies Sharjah’s dedication and commitment to developing and maintaining a culture of reading as is encapsulated in the SIBF motto ‘For the love of the written word.’ 

The bookworms of the region will get another opportunity of getting access to the best of the written word during the 11-day Book Fair to be held at the Sharjah Expo Centre during the month of November.

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