SHARJAH - Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), received and welcomed a Syrian delegation comprising Dr Darem Tabbaa, Minister of Education; Dr Ghassan Abbas, Ambassador of Syria to the UAE; and Kinan Zahreddine, Syrian Consul-General in Dubai, to the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF).
In discussions with the Syrian delegation, Al Ameri explored opportunities to strengthen cultural cooperation and reaffirmed the role of book fairs in enhancing communication and cultural bonds between Arab countries.
The SBA Chairman said: "The Syrian cultural movement has provided the Arab world with a galaxy of authors, poets and intellectuals that have enriched the Arabic library. It is an honour to present their distinguished words and celebrate their achievements through the SIBF platform."
Al Ameri lauded the valuable participation of Syria at the 41st SIBF through a wide representation of both publishers and guests.
The SBA Chairman added: "In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed AlQasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the emirate uses culture as a platform to assert the power of books in strengthening channels of communication and establishing partnerships between Arab and international countries. We are delighted to receive the Syrian delegation and look forward to establishing new cultural partnerships that build on the messages and offerings of SIBF."
The SIBF Publishing Conference and the annual SIBF have hosted 59 Syrian publishers and a number of writers and poets including Amer Al Debek, Suliman El Ibrahim, Abdulrazzaq Al Derbas, Hamza El Youssef, Fateh Al-Bayoush, Youssef Al Hamoud, Dr Adeeb Hasan, Mohanad Al-Sharif, Dr. Mohammad Bashir Al Ahmed, Ismail Dua, Qamar Sabri, alongside media personalities and Syrian intellectuals including Fadi Azzam, Rama Imad Kanawati, and Jean Dost.
Pakistani rupee saw marginal improvement against US dollar as it appreciated in the open bank market.
On Thursday, the US dollar moved up and was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.
Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||361.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.63||36.98|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.
On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,600, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs187,420.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs200,380, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs191,275 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,950.
In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Karachi||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Quetta||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Attock||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Multan||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|