SIBF hon­our for Al­ge­rian min­is­ter

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SHAR­JAH: The Shar­jah Book Au­thor­ity (SBA) an­nounced Azze­dine Mi­houbi, Al­ge­ria’s Min­is­ter of Cul­ture, as the Cul­tural Per­son­al­ity of the Year at the 37th edi­tion of Shar­jah In­ter­na­tional Book Fair (SIBF), which runs from 31 Oc­to­ber to 10 Novem­ber 2018 at Expo Cen­tre Shar­jah.

Mi­houbi was se­lected in recog­ni­tion of his re­mark­able ef­forts in the jour­nal­ism and cul­ture fields. He was the editor-in-chief of Al Shaab News­pa­per, and served as the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Al­ge­rian Ra­dio and the Na­tional Li­brary of Al­ge­ria and Pres­i­dent of the Supreme Coun­cil of the Ara­bic lan­guage in Al­ge­ria.

SHAR­JAH: The Shar­jah Book Au­thor­ity (SBA) an­nounced Azze­dine Mi hou bi, al­ge­ria’ s min­is­ter of cul­ture, as the Cul­tural Per­son­al­ity of the Year at the 37th edi­tion of Shar­jah In­ter­na­tional Book Fair (SIBF), which runs from 31 Oc­to­ber to 10 Novem­ber 2018 at Expo Cen­tre Shar­jah.

Mi­houbi was se­lected in recog­ni­tion of his re­mark­able ef­forts in the jour­nal­ism and cul­ture ields. He was the editor-in-chief of Al Shaab news­pa­per, and served as the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Al­ge­rian Ra­dio and the Na­tional Li­brary of Al­ge­ria and Pres­i­dent of the Supreme Coun­cil of the Ara­bic lan­guage in Al­ge­ria.

Ahmed Al Ameri, Chair­man of SBA, said, “Se­lect­ing Al­ge­ria’s Min­is­ter of Cul­ture ex­em­pli­ies one of the vi­sions of His High­ness Dr Sheikh Sul­tan Bin Mo­hamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Coun­cil Mem­ber and Ruler of Shar­jah, who per­sis­tently un­der­scored that SIBF is not only an an­nual book fair that hosts Arab and in­ter­na­tional pub­lish­ing houses, but also an in­clu­sive cul­tural project, which hon­ours cre­ative per­son­al­i­ties in recog­ni­tion of their ef­forts in the Ara­bic cul­tural sphere, and cel­e­brates their cul­tural achieve­ments.”

Al Ameri noted that the SIBF is ded­i­cated to hon­our­ing Arab cul­tural per­son­al­i­ties, un­der­scor­ing their role in pro­mot­ing all forms of Arab cul­ture, as well as fos­ter­ing role models for new gen­er­a­tions.

Azzel­dine Mi­houbi is the re­cip­i­ent of Arab League’s Arab Ex­cel­lence Award for Cul­tural Per­for­mance in 2017 as well as the Cul­tural Per­son­al­ity of the Year at Pales­tine’s Jerusalem In­tel­lec­tu­als Fo­rum.

SIBF’S 37th edi­tion com­prises a fully in­te­grated cul­tural pro­gramme that fea­tures a plethora of lit­er­ary and in­tel­lec­tual sem­i­nars, dis­cus­sion pan­els, read­ing ses­sions, po­etry evenings and book sign­ing cer­e­monies.

Azze­dine Mi­houbi

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