SIBF 2020: Sharjah Ruler waives Lebanese publishers’ participation fees

SourceThe UAE News

 The UAE News report: His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued a new directive to fully exempt every Lebanese publisher exhibiting at the ongoing Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2020) from paying stand rental fees. Valued at AED 640,000, these exemptions that follow His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi’s directive, are in line with Sharjah’s ongoing efforts to support and promote Lebanese publishing houses and libraries, which were directly or indirectly impacted by the devastating explosion that hit the Port of Beirut, earlier in August.  HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), said: “This new directive by more...