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Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, supreme council member and ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the 37th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) on 31st October.
Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, crown prince and deputy ruler of Sharjah, and Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the ruler of Sharjah and chairperson of the Supreme council for Family Affairs, were present during the inauguration.
“We have utilised all our resources and efforts to develop our Emirate, our culture and our people – the building blocks of our society. Cherishing humanity is the way we develop ourselves here in Sharjah,” Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi noted.
He further added, “People do not always seek the truth, but side with what they like to believe in, which may not be the truth always. The books I write are always a quest for the truth.”
Being organised by the Sharjah Book Authority, under the theme ‘Tale of Letters’, the fair will run until November 10 at Expo Centre Sharjah.
The inauguration was also attended by a number of Sheikhs, ministers, dignitaries as well as a large number of publishers, intellectuals, and media representatives.