H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan with Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Minister of Poland, Piotr Glinski inaugurating the 28th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2018, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC. (Photo: WAM)

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on 25th April inaugurated the 28th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair … reports Asian Lite News

(Photo: WAM)

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on 25th April inaugurated the 28th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2018, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC. The book fair will be held from 25th April to 1st May, 2018.

Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Minister of Poland, Piotr Glinski, has said that there is huge investment in the culture sector in the UAE, and Poland would like to have further cooperation as both countries want to develop bilateral relations in this field.

Speaking to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, at the inauguration of the 28th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF, in Abu Dhabi today, he added that Poland’s participation in the Fair, as Country of Honour is a great privilege for his country.

“This is relatively a new initiative and very important as this is the biggest fair in the region,” he noted, adding that this is the gateway to Arab and Asian cultures and societies for European countries, particularly for Poland. “We are presenting the most important elements of Polish literature and all resources that we have in literature during our participation.”

ADIBF is hosting 1,350 exhibitors from 63 countries covering 35,000 square metres, while exhibiting more than 500,000 books in more than 35 languages from around the world. An extensive cultural public programme, over 830 seminars, workshops and more will be held with authors and publishing experts from around the globe during the week long fair.

Celebrating Poland as the Country of Honour, ADIBF will introduce audiences to the 1,000-year history of Polish literature. These works, authored by Polish writers over the centuries, will open a platform for all to explore the cultural wealth of Poland.

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