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President of Austria lauds Sharjah Ruler for pioneering dialogue among civilisations

posted on 21/11/2008: 716 views


Vienna - The Austrian Federal President Heinz Fischer hailed the pioneering role of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah in extending bridges among civilisations through meaningful dialogue.



Visiting the pavilion set up by the Sharjah Department of Culture and Information at the First International Book Fair and Reading Festival (BUCH WIEN) in the Austrian capital, Fischer also expressed his appreciation of Sharjah's participation in the event.



The event was inaugurated yesterday in the presence of the Austrian President and other senior government officials, academicians and cultural enthusiasts. The Charge d'Affaires at the UAE embassy in Vienna Khalid Abdul Rahman Sheheil was also present at the opening ceremony.



Hundreds of publishers from around the world are participating in the International Book Fair and Reading Festival, the first of its kind in Vienna.



Director General of the Sharjah Department of Culture and Information Abdullah Owais presented the Austrian President with a book authored by the Ruler of Sharjah under the title: Gulf in the Historical Maps. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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