Book show set for global prominence

ABU DHABI — General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, inaugurated the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair here yesterday.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 1 Apr 2007, 9:51 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:35 AM

Gen. Shaikh Mohammed went round the various sections of the book fair where he was briefed by publishers on their publications on show.

More than 400 publishing houses representing more than 46 countries are taking part in the 17th session of the book fair.

Shaikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Board, who is also the head of Abu Dhabi Culture and Heritage Authority, said on the occasion that the authority would mobilise all its resources to make the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair one of the most important and prominent global book fairs.

“The Authority has mapped out a new cultural strategy in collaboration with the Frankfurt International Book Fair to promote Abu Dhabi International Book Fair,” he said.

“A comprehensive promotional plan has succeeded in attracting hundreds of publishers and thousands of books from various continents of the world.”

“As Frankfurt has become a centre for book fairs and cultures in Germany and the entire Europe, the Abu Dhabi Culture and Heritage Authority will make Abu Dhabi a minaret of culture in the Middle East, ” he stressed.

The inaugural ceremony was also attended by Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Culture and Youth, Bilal Al Budoor, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, and Mohammed Khalaf Al Mazroui, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Culture and Heritage Authority, and a number of senior officials.

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