The Sharjah Book Authority discussed with an Italian delegation ways to strengthen relations in the cultural, scientific and technological fields, and the Chairman of the Authority, Ahmed bin Rakad Al Ameri, during the meeting, reviewed the visions of Sharjah Book Authority on the level of knowledge economy, and enrich the book industry and culture, pointing out that Sharjah The vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, is based on the book in its overall relations with the countries of the world.

The Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) recognized the role played by the Sharjah Publication Free Zone, the world's first publishing free zone, and its promising options and facilities for publishers from around the world. He reviewed the history of the recently concluded 38th Sharjah International Book Fair, the figures at the event, which is one of the three largest book fairs in the world, and defined the partnerships that link the Authority with the Turin International Book Fair, Bologna Children's Book, and other Italian cultural events and entities. .

Al Ameri stressed that the TRA has extensive relations with various government and private entities around the world, which are interested in various fields that serve the knowledge industry and promote the book and culture, pointing out that the visit of the Italian delegation, which included Vice President of the Lombardy Region, Fabrizio Sala, and a number of officials, to the UAE through The Sharjah Gate demonstrates the strong ties between the two countries in various fields.

He added: `` During the meeting, we were keen to introduce the guest delegation to the efforts led by Sharjah in terms of investing in knowledge and advancing the reality of local and Arab cultures.Sharjah today is the World Book Capital of 2019, and the city is present as an ambassador for the UAE and Arab cultures in various global cultural events. ''