The Ruler of Sharjah has helped to spread the word about the achievements of Sheikh Zayed to a whole new audience - after being on hand for the launch of a German language version of a book honouring the UAE's Founding Father.
Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi led the guest list as the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi showcased the new version of Words of a Leader: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nayhan at the 70th Frankfurt Book Fair.
The book, published in Arabic to mark the Year of Zayed, is already available in English and French, with Chinese, Spanish, Hindi and Russian translatons to follow.
It features selected quotes from Sheikh Zayed made during his life, focusing on the importance of investing in people, building their ambitions and supporting them, and on setting up solid foundations for a successful government.
“By launching the German translation of the ‘Words of a Leader: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan’ at the largest international book fair in the world, we aim to present the visionary mindset of our Founding Father to the rest of the world in their own languages,” said Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi.
“This initiative is part of our strategy to promote the insightful legacy of Sheikh Zayed, while underscoring the values and principles that the UAE was established on; wisdom, tolerance, extending bridges of cooperation with other nations, and acceptance of others.
“These are the qualities that make the UAE a pioneering country in nation building and international cooperation.”
Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi also launched the German translation of his own book, The Myth of Arab Piracy in the Gulf, during the event.
The book fair runs until Sunday.
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