The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, (DCT Abu Dhabi) has chosen Russia as the Guest of Honour for the 30th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), which will take place from 16th to 22nd April 2020.
Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi said, “It is a measure of the deep and longstanding relationship between Russia and the UAE which has influenced the decision to choose Russia as the Guest of Honour for the 30th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair in 2020”.
He added, “As 2019 has been designated the ‘Year of Tolerance’ by the UAE leadership, we are especially committed this year to celebrating other cultures and strengthening our links with other countries. With the signing of this MoU, we hope we can further the UAE’s already strong cultural, academic and artistic links with Russia, while also supporting DCT Abu Dhabi’s mandate to increase cultural tourism.”
Abdullah Majed Al Ali, Director of ADIBF, said, “The 30th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair will celebrate Russia, with its unique culture, art, heritage and knowledge-based traditions. These credentials are deeply rooted in its history, and offer a wide variety of cultural and creative products in the fields of art, authorship, publishing and knowledge.”
“ADIBF 2020 is expected to be a vibrant cultural event with Russia’s presence showcasing its language, creative products and publishing industry. We are looking forward to welcoming Russian artists, creative minds and renowned influential authors,” he added.