South Korea celebrates the Emirate's cultural project

Sharjah in a new brilliance station .. guest of honor "Seoul Book"

Ahmed Al Ameri: "South Korea's selection of Sharjah is a celebration of the UAE's achievements in terms of consolidating knowledge as a basis for development and progress, and a celebration of Arab culture."

South Korea joins the list of international cultural centers that celebrate the cultural and civilizational project of the Sharjah Cultural Project, as it announced the selection of the emirate as the guest of honor at the Seoul International Book Fair 2023.

"Seoul Book" is one of the most famous book fairs in Asia and the world, which began in 1954, then developed into an international fair in 1995, and represents a link between publishers, distributors and publishing industry experts on the continent, and South Korea takes it as a platform to introduce its contributions to the development of the industry. Publishing, based on its advanced infrastructure in the field of technical and scientific progress, in addition to introducing aspects of Korean culture that are characterized by openness and communication with different cultures.

With the aim of consolidating ties and partnerships between the different cultures represented in the exhibition, the Sharjah program includes an agenda full of cultural events and dialogue sessions, in addition to organizing heritage art paintings and art exhibitions that showcase the aesthetics of Emirati culture, with the participation of a selection of publishers, writers, artists and thinkers, who will have the opportunity to meet their counterparts to exchange Experience and research opportunities to invest in knowledge and creative industries.

Regarding the selection of Sharjah as the guest of honor at the Seoul International Book Fair, the head of the Sharjah Book Authority Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri said: “No year passes without Sharjah registering a new qualitative achievement added to the record that every Arab is proud of, because it is an achievement for its project that overlaps with the entire Arab cultural movement. This project, launched and sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to be a title for our culture and history, and a window from which the world looks out to learn about our historical roots and our contributions to building human civilization through science, philosophy and various arts.

He added, "South Korea's celebration of Sharjah's great cultural project, by choosing it as the guest of honor at the Seoul Book Fair, is a celebration of the UAE's achievements in terms of establishing knowledge as a basis for development and progress, and a celebration of Arab culture, and a tribute to every writer, publisher and institution who contributed to shaping our cultural scene locally, regionally and globally." .

Sharjah’s presence as a guest of honor at a number of international book fairs embodies the emirate’s role in shaping and enriching the global cultural scene and its contributions to supporting and sponsoring writers, publishers and translators and building bridges of communication between them. Addressing children, she was also a guest of honor at the 2022 London International Book Fair.

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