Sheikh Zayed Book Award organises Arab-Russian Cultural Dialogue in Moscow

Date: December 9, 2019, 17:00 - 21:00
Location: Moscow, Russia

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award organised a panel discussion in Moscow on Monday (9 December) to highlight the pivotal cultural role of Russian-Emirati cultural dialogue. Held at the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, the Arab-Russian Cultural Dialogue event further aimed to introduce Russian audiences to Sheikh Zayed Book Award initiatives and attract further nominations to its annual award.  

Maadhad Hareb Al Khyeli, UAE Ambassador to Russia, took part in the session alongside HE Dr. Ali bin Tamim, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Authority and Secretary-General of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, and HE Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Special Representative on the Middle East and Africa.

Also present were Prof. Vitaly Naumkin, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences; Yury Pulya, Head of the Department of Periodical Press, Book Publishing and Printing of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications (Executive Secretary of the Organising Committee); Dr. Vasily Kuznetsov, Director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences; and Dr. Dmitry Mikulsky, Chief Researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.