SHARJAH, 21st September, 2022 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, on Wednesday witnessed the opening of the 22nd edition of the Sharjah International Narrator Forum (SINF), under the theme ” Tales of the Seas”, held at the Expo Centre Sharjah with wide regional and international participation.
The opening ceremony of the three-day forum began with verses from the Holy Quran, followed by a visual presentation that embodied the idea of the theme for the current edition of the SINF, which brings together sea stories and its prosperous history in the Emirati popular memory, and in various Arab countries.
Dr. Abdulaziz Al Musallam, Chairman of Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH), gave a speech in which he stressed the unlimited support of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, for the local Emirati and Arab culture.
Dr. Al Musallam extended thanks and appreciation to the Crown Prince of Sharjah for the attending opening ceremony and honouring the selected personalities.
After the opening ceremony, Sheikh Sultan toured the forum, while being briefed on the accompanying exhibition, which focused on the personality of the Emirati navigator and astronomer Ahmed bin Majid. He also visited a number of the various pavilions participating in the forum.
The current edition is launched with the participation of more than 160 heritage experts and researchers, storytellers and media professionals from 46 countries, to take part in many cultural and intellectual programmes, training workshops, and public events.
Sheikh Salem bin Abdulrahman bin Salem Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Ruler’s Office; Sheikh Salem bin Mohammed bin Salem Al Qasimi, Director of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority; and Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, attended the opening ceremony. along with a number of officials in local government departments, artists from various Arab countries, those interested in heritage and media professionals.