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Emirates News Agency – Saif Bin Saeed Launches 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair



Emirates News Agency - Saif Bin Saeed Launches 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Abu Dhabi, 23 May / WAM / Under the auspices of State President Sheikh Mohammed bin Saeed Al Nahyan, “May God protect him”, Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Saeed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, until today, May 29 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center “ADNEC Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center for Culture and Tourism – Opens the works of the 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair organized by Abu Dhabi. More than 1,000 exhibitors from 80 countries participated.

Minister of Energy and Infrastructure H.E. Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Masroui, Minister of Culture and Youth H.E. Naura Bint Muhammad Al Kafi, Minister of Education Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi and Sarah Bint were also present. Awadh Issa Muslim, Associate Minister of Primary Education, His Excellency Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Head of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, His Excellency South Al Hosani, Deputy Secretary of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. The head of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center is Dr. Ali bin Tamim and Saeed Hamdan Al Tunaiji, Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi Language Center, Director of the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition for Writers, Intellectuals and Writers Group and Literature.

During his tour of the exhibition, he inspected the various halls that participated in the exhibition and the local, Arabic and international publications. For the second time in a row.

Explained to his dignitaries about the most important literary, intellectual, cultural and intellectual works that contribute to the advancement of the publishing and literary industry and enrich the global cultural scene.

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Much of the event with the exhibition was dedicated to highlighting German literature and intellectual works, introducing German culture and its predecessors through a series of keynote sessions featuring prominent German writers, intellectuals and thinkers. Important literary, cultural and artistic publications are presented in a special pavilion, which is shared by some of the most important publishers in Germany.

In his inaugural address, His Excellency Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Head of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, said: “Exhibitions are always a bridge to transmit people’s civilization and history. The achievements of the creators in a constantly changing world, under the guidance of our brilliant leadership, we are eager to support these people. Creativity and Generational Generation We are working to promote the creative industry in its various fields and to integrate our capital status as a global cultural hub in line with its well-known global economic significance through the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. Arabic identity open to other people’s cultures.

For his part, His Excellency Dr. Ali bin Tamim, President of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center, said: “For three decades, the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair has shed light on the late Sheikh Saeed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. God wanted to bless his soul and be a starting point and a pillar in the process of building society. ”And the witnessed civilization of the state, this book achieves an important daily practice of thought, awareness, creativity and culture. For the revival and progress of communities. “

“The attraction of such a large number of publishers, intellectuals and creators from all over the world reflects the great trust these creators have in the exhibition and marks its position on the map of Arab and international cultural works,” he stressed.

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Throughout the days of its operation, the public will see diversity in the exhibition’s agenda, which includes several pillars, including the main stage and the youth stage, the business lobby, the Lifestyle Corner and the Art Corner. Conversation sessions, seminars and literary, cultural and intellectual evenings, choosing bright names in the world of thought and literature.

This year, the exhibition hosts a wide range of educational events and special events for children, presented by a team of academics and experts, in addition to the cultural event for the guest of honor “Germany”, which celebrates creativity within its pavilion. A team of thinkers and creators with over 80 sessions with the participation of about 80 publishers, academics and creators with a selection of German films inspired by various cultural and professional, books.

Local and Arab audiences will learn about the works of the poet, playwright and novelist Johann Goethe and the visual, intellectual and creative account of the long history of German intellectual, linguistic and literary creativity.

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is a leading regional and international site and an annual cultural event that brings together the poles of the publishing industry in the Middle East and North Africa region.

The exhibition represents a cultural site that is very important and very attractive to visitors interested in books, and the number of visitors annually attracts more than 150 thousand visitors and more than a thousand exhibitors from all over the world. Culture to study and encourage creativity and writing in various fields.

This year’s edition is characterized by the launch of a new venture that highlights a key figure who has greatly influenced culture, thought, knowledge, creativity and other fields.

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Dedicated a forum to the central figure of the book “Insira” and organizing seminars that serve as an intellectual forum for exploring the literary worlds of Taha Hussein, and stopping at the analysis, reading and critique of his works.

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4 main topics covered by the Dubai Business Forum



4 main topics covered by the Dubai Business Forum

“Transforming Economic Power…Dubai Chambers yesterday released the key themes and pillars to be addressed by the Dubai Business Forum organized by the Chambers in Dubai and Madinat Jumeirah on November 1st and 2nd. The Future of Global Trade,” where the forum will meet over two days of discussions. Creative networking events, business deals and investment.

Dubai Chambers has identified four key themes and axes that will contribute to shaping the Forum’s directions, conversations and debates and the future of trade and investment: Globalisation, Foreign Direct Investments, Digital Transformation and Emerging Markets.

Mohammed Ali Rashid Lootah, Director General of Dubai Chambers, said: “We have designed the Forum’s agenda to cater to the diverse needs of the future of business and shed light on topics that are shaping the global economic landscape.”

Also, “The Dubai Business Forum, through its various topics, provides an opportunity to learn about the different economic perspectives of the public and private sectors around the world, and provides additional opportunities to develop business relationships, new partnerships and investment agreements.”

In line with the Dubai Economic Agenda (D33), Luta pointed out that the forum represents an exceptional opportunity to focus on Dubai’s growing role in the global trade and investment system, discuss global issues, as well as present the international business community. Valuable insights reflecting the importance of developing markets, FDI and digital transformation and globalization in shaping the future landscape of the business sector.

It is noteworthy that the Dubai Business Forum brings together senior influencers in the business world to determine trends and contribute to shaping a better future for the business sector.

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Emirati leadership in “space”… 50 international and emerging companies and 5 research centers



Emirati leadership in “space”… 50 international and emerging companies and 5 research centers

Abu Dhabi – WAM

The UAE’s space industry plays a key role in supporting the national economy, enhancing the country’s attractiveness for investments and highlighting global capabilities and innovation in the sector.

In a short period of time, the UAE has succeeded in building a pioneering space industry regionally and globally, which includes more than 50 international and emerging space companies, institutions and facilities, five research centers for space science and three university programs. A qualified workforce of graduates in space science should lead the sector towards further growth.

The following report reviews the most important achievements of the UAE’s space economy at the “World Space Week 2023” event from October 4 to 10 under the theme “Space and Entrepreneurship”. pillar in the nation’s journey for the next fifty years.

The results of the recently announced Space Economic Survey for 2021 show that total spending on the national space industry increased by 6.61% over the previous year, while government spending totaled 55.7%, an increase of 12.7%. % in 2020, and business spending accounted for 44.3% of the sector’s total spending.

The survey showed that expenditure on research and development increased by 14.8%. Spending on research and development in the aerospace sector accounts for 76.8% of the total, and Emirati workers account for 38.5% of the country’s aerospace workforce. The results of the survey also show the participation of Emirati youth with a rate of 59.2% among young workers.

The results of the survey show that 54.4% of companies benefiting from the services and applications of companies operating in the space sector are located in the UAE, with the communications sector being the largest beneficiary, followed by defence, education, tourism and entertainment sectors. , in addition to an 83.6% increase in the number of scientific publications.

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The promising results of the 2021 Space Economy Survey highlight the vast opportunities for growth of the sector and its role in the long-term development of innovation, science, advanced technologies and the knowledge economy.

On July 17, the UAE announced the establishment of a special strategic fund to support the space sector, which works in line with the country’s tendency to find alternative and innovative solutions to provide financial resources and manage their management, finance projects and develop the sector. .

The fund, valued at 3 billion dirhams, contributes to the development of investments by interested entrepreneurs and private companies, and helps finance and develop future space activities and projects. It engages the private sector, particularly in the field of remote sensing and communications, while the UAE Space Agency plays a role in supporting the sector by enhancing its readiness and developing capabilities by creating investment opportunities.

As part of its programs and projects, the fund seeks to establish an academy to improve the skills of engineers in the field of satellite development, a space data collection and a commercial archive to support small companies with expertise and contracts to ensure their work. In projects developed by the Fund.

On September 22, United Arab Emirates-based satellite communications solutions provider Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) announced that its government arm YGS has received an AED 18.7 billion contract from the country’s government to provide telecommunications services via satellite. Satellites, under which Al Yah will provide space capability in satellites and managed services for a period of 17 years.

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The mandate covers services related to the operation, maintenance and technical management of terrestrial satellite systems and substations, which the company currently provides under a separate contract to the government. The “Order” replaces two agreements between the UAE. The government and Yahsat, namely the Satellite Capability Services Agreement (CSA) and Managed Services Mandate (MSM), both of which expire in November and December 2026, respectively.

The UAE’s space economy consists of ten sectors that provide the country’s largest investment potential, including space mining, space stations, space companies, sustainability and recycling in space, settlements, space tourism, space manufacturing and academia.

Last year, the UAE launched the country’s first Economic Space Zone in Masdar to establish an integrated business system that supports startups and small and medium enterprises, and contributes to building national capabilities in space and economic development. Fifty years.

In the coming period, the UAE will see quality projects in the space sector. After the success of astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi’s longest space flight in Arab history, the country has been working on launching several space missions to achieve the country’s aspirations. For participation in scientific research and manned research projects.

The UAE continues its diligence in designing, manufacturing and operating advanced satellites designated for Earth observation purposes, including the “Mohammed Bin Zayed Saad” satellite to be launched next year, and work on the “Rashid Explorer 2” mission. The UAE’s next mission is to design and build “Explorer Rasheed”, one of the most advanced spacecraft of its size, to become the first Emirati and Arab explorer to reach lunar orbit and reach the moon. Before attempting to land on the “Hakuto-R” lander.

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The UAE continues to work on the Emirati spacecraft that will travel 3.6 billion kilometers, during which it will reach the planet Venus and seven asteroids in the solar system, before making a historic landing on the last asteroid. In its five-year journey.

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The president-elect of COP28 must accelerate ambitious climate action and emissions reductions



The president-elect of COP28 must accelerate ambitious climate action and emissions reductions

In his opening speech at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC 2023), Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and President-designate of the Conference of the Parties (COP28), Dr. Confirmed by Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Jaber. In line with the vision of the leadership in the United Arab Emirates, (COP28 Presidency) faces challenges head-on and mentally positively, collaborates with partners who follow the same visions, ideas and trends, ensures the participation and inclusion of all, and achieves economic growth that supports climate action in order to build a sustainable future for current and future generations.

In his speech, Al-Jaber called on the oil and gas industry to coordinate efforts to reduce emissions and take ambitious climate action within the framework of a Fair, Orderly, Responsible and Action Plan (COP28 Presidency). A logical shift in the energy sector, and to protect the possibility of avoiding a rise in temperature, is the Earth’s 1.5°C.

Al-Jaber renewed his call for ambitious measures to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, eliminate methane emissions, and end gas flaring activities by the end of the current decade. He appreciated the response of more than 20 oil and gas companies. Accept this call, whether international or national, and take practical steps to reduce emissions resulting from energy production processes.

He said: “It has taken time, effort and months of negotiations, hard work and collaboration, but we look forward to more companies joining us and starting to take the necessary steps to accelerate and expand our commitment to reducing emissions. I invite everyone to join us in this commitment during the COP28 conference, And I call on everyone to raise the bar of ambition and take the necessary practical steps to achieve effective and tangible results.

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Al Jaber stressed that “the oil and gas industry must lead the process of finding the necessary solutions”, calling on the companies involved to demonstrate to the world that they are an essential part of the solution. Those who doubt the sector’s ability to contribute to solutions mean providing more capital and technical solutions to achieve the desired results.

Al-Jaber reiterated the need for the world to cut emissions by 43% over the next seven years to maintain a chance of avoiding global warming above 1.5°C. and can be simultaneously achieved by meeting the energy needs of the planet’s growing population while ensuring the well-being and prosperity of humanity.

He identified three priorities for needed action: reducing emissions resulting from energy production, increasing the productivity of renewable energy sources and reducing emissions from sectors that are difficult to mitigate emissions such as steel, cement, aluminum, heavy transport. , and others.

He expressed his confidence in the ability of the oil and gas industry to increase the production capacity of renewable energy sources, which represents an opportunity to diversify its business models and ensure it remains on pace for the future.

He explained that the “intermittent” nature of renewable energy supplies meant that emissions-intensive industries were unable to offset the primary load of electricity. is difficult to mitigate.

In his speech, Al Jaber emphasized the need to tackle pressing issues including expediting licenses for clean energy projects, overcoming barriers to the commercial use of hydrogen and expanding the scope for the use of carbon capture technologies.

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