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Monday 24 May ,2021

The National Archives’ Platform Started its Events at the First Day of “Abu Dhabi International Book Fair”

Khalid Bin Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Inspects National Archives’ Platform

The National Archives’ Platform Started its Events at the First Day of “Abu Dhabi International Book Fair”

His Highness Sheikh Khalid Bin Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, inspected National Archives’ platform in the 30th edition of Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. His Highness was briefed on the events and activities organized in the platform, which assert the role the National Archives plays in preserving the Memory of the Nation for the Generations to come. The visit took place at the opening ceremony of the present edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. His Highness was received by His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Alraisi, the Director General of the National Archives and His Excellency Abdulla Majed Al Ali, the Executive Director of the National Archives.

His Highness inspected the different stands of the platform, which were full of qualitative, documented and diverse publications. His Highness reviewed the latest publications that document important aspects of the history of the UAE and the region and saw the photos that document the historical relations between the United Arab Emirates and the Federal Republic of Germany. Such photos highlight the importance of these relations, which were built on strong and solid foundations and witness a growing improvement and prosperity under the wise leadership of the United Arab Emirates.

At the corner of restoration, His Highness listened to a detailed explanation of the role played by the National Archives in the field of preserving and restoring historical documents, to enable the researchers to benefit from them in their writings on the history of the United Arab Emirates, and the efforts the National Archives exerts to enhance the sense of belonging to the homeland and loyalty to the wise leadership and to promote the national identity among the citizens of the United Arab Emirates.

His Highness and the accompanying delegation were briefed on Al-Ittihad newspaper, the National Archives presents it in its platform, which documents the first book fair held in Abu Dhabi in December 1974. That fair showed the interest of the builder and founder, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan in building the educated citizen and his interest in spreading knowledge among all the segments of society. Our wise leadership has followed his path in promoting science and culture.

The events of the National Archives started in the morning of the first day of the fair with a number of virtual reading workshops, the first of which was from the book: “Zayed: From Challenges to Union”, in which Hend Al Zaabi, the Educational Programs Specialist in the National Archives, dealt with the birth and education of Sheikh Zayed, his upbringing and his great efforts to build the great union. She stressed in the workshop, which was followed by a large number of students, that the late Sheikh Zayed will remain the symbol of courage and sacrifice for the noble causes in the memory and the hearts of the UAE generations. Among the events was a virtual tour of the National Archives’ platform in the fair.

On the evening of the first day of the fair, Dr. Seddik Gohar, the Translation Expert in the National Archives, presented a virtual lecture entitled: “The Geography of Languages and Historical Reconciliations in Asia to the European Union” in which the lecturer explored linguistic and cultural diversity in a number of countries in Asia and the European Union through a historical and Linguistic perspective. The lecturer research spoke about the linguistic pluralism in the UAE, which has resulted in a parallel cultural pluralism, where more than two hundred nationalities live in the country, speaking different languages and dialects, who are united by hybrid cultures, of which the culture of tolerance prevails in contemporary UAE society, which embodies the meaning of human coexistence in the civilized societies in the new millennium.