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Apr 12, 2019
7:57AM

India to be Guest of Honour country at ADIBF 2019

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UAE has announced that India will be the Guest of Honour country at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2019, to be held from 24th to 30th of this month. The fair aims to highlight the UAE’s rich heritage, showcasing its authenticity and modernity, as well as its cultural and literary output.
 
India’s participation in the fair is expected to attract significant increase in the number of visitors with various events and activities which will be held throughout the entire duration of ADIBF.
 
The Indian Pavilion will host Indian writers, authors and literary scholars who will serve as ambassadors for the literature and art of their country.
 
Undersecretary of Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, Saif Saeed Ghobash said, India’s selection as the Guest of Honour at the book fair underscores the deep ties between India and the Arab world and the long-standing UAE-India relationship. He said, India’s power is not limited to its economy or its universally admired film industry, there is great strength in its cultural output, boasting as it does some 16,000-plus publishers.
 
Director of ADIBF, Abdullah Majed Al Ali, said, the book fair will celebrate India, with its authentic culture, arts, heritage and knowledge-based traditions.

AIR correspondent reports that the strengthening ties between the two countries once again get reflected in India being selected as the Guest of Honour at the prestigious 29th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. 

According to Ambassador Navdeep Suri this is truly a golden era in India UAE relationship.  Indians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) constitute the largest part of expat population of the country.  India’s participation in the fair is expected to attract significant number of expats to the Fair.

A number of activities embracing the fields of literature, culture, and art are expected to engage the audience.  India’s participation will also provide a chance for investors wishing to explore and capitalize on opportunities offered by Indian groups and publishers that are present in the Gulf region.  The Indian Pavilion will host writers, authors and literary scholars who will serve as ambassadors for the literature and art of their country.

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