Ministry of culture's wing promotes 'Year of Reading'
Dr Shahira Khalil at the wing of the UAE Ministry of Culture at the 47th Cairo International Book Fair.
Cairo - The events include children and adult competitions about reading and its importance, in addition to organising poetry seminars about Egypt and the UAE.
The wing of the UAE Ministry of Culture organised several cultural events at the 47th Cairo International Book Fair to promote the initiative of the "Year of Reading".
The events include children and adult competitions about reading and its importance, in addition to organising poetry seminars about Egypt and the UAE.
The wing also organised cultural and intellectual meetings with a number of poets, academics and intellectuals discussing the most important initiatives organised by the UAE to encourage reading and knowledge, within the framework of the promotion of the initiatives of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development, launched by the ministry as a response of the declaration by the President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan "2016 the year of reading".
Dr Shahira Khalil, editor-in-chief of "Samir" kids magazine, said that the interest of the UAE in culture, knowledge, creativity and the development of innovative capabilities for children and young people has become a great example to the countries of the Arab region, where UAE cultural institutions operate according to clear plans and innovative ideas to promote cultural values and to deliver these values to various segments of society.
Media specialist Mohammed Salem said that the Egyptian public's interest in the UAE wing at the book fair stems from the good relations between both countries.
Dr Azza Ali Hassan, head of the Documentary Research Unit at the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, said that the UAE lives a unique case of development in various cultural and artistic fields, especially in the children's publishing industry from many cultural institutions led by the Ministry of Culture and Youth and Community Development.
She added about the wing of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Co-development at the Cairo International Book Fair reflects a miniature picture of the UAE cultural scene.
Shaheera Khalil added that the outstanding Emirati participation in the Cairo International Book Fair this year clearly highlights the great interest in books and knowledge from all institutions in the cultural field, and proves that the UAE society is now living a true cultural renaissance in the areas of literature, history, heritage, artistic and theatrical creativity, as well as great interest in Islamic art, stressing that any visitor to the wing of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development can discover these indicators through the contents of the wing and its diversity and richness.
Media specialist Mohammed Salem explained that the Egyptian public's interest in the UAE wing at the Cairo International Book Fair stems from the good relations between both countries, and the prominent role of the UAE in supporting Egypt during the last period, in addition to their desire to know more about the unique cultural experience of the UAE revealing an insight into the discovery of the future.