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Emirates news agency – SBA discusses strengthening cultural ties with Mozambican Minister of Culture and Tourism


SHARJAH, November 18, 2021 (WAM) – Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), welcomed Eldevina Materula, Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Mozambique, to the SBA Headquarters, to explore new opportunities to facilitate cultural and creative exchanges between Sharjah and Mozambique.

The SBA President and Materula both expressed their desire to strengthen intercultural collaboration, focusing on translations, cultural events and discussion forums.

Following the meeting, Al Ameri accompanied the visiting delegation on a visit to the SBA Headquarters and the Free Zone of the Publishing City of Sharjah (SPC Free Zone).

Commenting on the visit, Al Ameri said, “The SBA is keen to forge closer cooperation between Sharjah and cities around the world by facilitating cultural exchange and learning. These ambitions align with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council. and ruler of Sharjah. Our meeting with the Mozambican delegation follows a series of fruitful partnerships that we have forged with Arab and international cities and countries.

“Fostering cultural exchanges is a permanent mission whose ambitious goals are achieved through dynamic partnerships, and I am confident that our joint efforts with Mozambique will lead to the birth of quality initiatives that will advance the knowledge and knowledge sectors. creativity in the Arab region and in East Africa. ,” he added.

Eldevina Materula said: “The objective of our visit is to strengthen bilateral relations between Mozambique and the United Arab Emirates, in particular with the Emirate of Sharjah and the SBA. Many publishers from Mozambique are present in the free zone of the SPC, and our objective is to work to advance the cultural exchange between the two parties, to facilitate the dissemination of Arabic titles in our country, and also to shine the spotlight on Sharjah. and the world on our literary works, our authors and our culture. ”

The Republic of Mozambique, named after Arab trader Mussa Bin Bique, has a long history of deeply rooted cultural ties with the Arab world. Mozambique aims to consolidate and strengthen ties between the Arab world and East Africa by establishing partnerships with cultural organizations in the region.

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