(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))
SHARJAH, 13th April 2019 (WAM) - As part of its ongoing efforts to enhance cooperation, Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) is taking part at the 35th edition of the Tunis International Book Fair, that is taking place, under the theme, 'We read to live twice'.
The SBA is showcasing Sharjah's cultural project and key initiatives aimed at enhancing the local publishing industry, and organising several meetings with a host of Arab and international intellectuals and publishing professionals.
Sharjah's pavilion at the Tunis book fair is welcoming a large number of visitors who are being introduced to the emirate's culture and their efforts in the run-up to the celebrations of UNESCO World Book Capital, which has been bestowed upon the emirate for the year 2019.
Notable figures who have visited the Sharjah pavilion include the Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed; Minister of Cultural Affairs Dr. Mohamed Zine El Abidine; Rashid Al Mansouri, UAE Ambassador to Tunisia; a host of ambassadors of Arab and international countries, and Tunisian intellectuals and publishing professionals.
During the event, Fadil Hussein, Director of SBA Office in the Eastern Region, stressed on Sharjah's keenness to participate in key cultural events worldwide, that lead to strengthening cultural bonds and promoting Sharjah's cultural agenda and accomplishments.
He said, "Tunis International Book Fair is one of the important cultural events in the region that SBA is keen on participating in. It is an important opportunity to strengthen cultural understanding through active dialogue, build and boost partnerships, in addition to promoting Emirati and Arab culture and its achievements."