Sharjah Book Authority welcomes UAE officials at New York book event

Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) recently welcomed prominent officials from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who live in the United States at the 2015 Book Expo America event in New York.

The officials, including HE Omar Al Shamsi (Charge d’Affaires of the UAE Embassy in Washington) and Ambassador Lana Nsaibeh (Permanent Representative of the UAE at the United Nations). They were met by HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri (Chairman of SBA), who presented Nsaibeh with a copy of the book HH Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, a member of the Supreme Council and ruler of Sharjah, wrote entitled Taking the Reins.

“Our participation in the Book Expo America endorses our efforts to strengthen cultural relations with friendly countries around the world, including the United States, with whom the UAE enjoys an excellent collaboration and friendship,” Al Ameri said. “ Our presence in such an important exhibition is a valuable opportunity for us to communicate with the largest publishers in the world, and showcase the pioneering cultural role played by our country. We have had very positive feedback on our role to facilitate the UAE publishing industry by event visitors, and a strong interest to collaborate with us as a gateway to the region’s publishing activity.”

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