Sharjah Week In St. Petersburg Strengthen Emirati-russian Cultural Ties

After a weeklong celebration of Arabic literature and Emirati heritage in St. Petersburg, curtains have closed on ‘Sharjah Week’. The objective of event, organised by Sharjah Department of Government Relations (DGR), was to introduce Russian communities to the UAE’s rich cultural identity.

Over the course of the event, participating Sharjah entities showcased their latest efforts and achievements in culture, economy and tourism, and highlighted the unique aspects that make the emirate’s sociocultural fabric. Sharjah Week is part of ‘Sharjah Cultural Days in the World’ – a global cultural activation launched by Sharjah in 2002 to promote knowledge and expertise exchange with cities worldwide.

Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, Chairman of DGR, reiterated that cultural exchange is the cornerstone of Sharjah’s diplomatic efforts. “We arrived in St. Petersburg carrying our language, literature and unique identity, which are the foundation of Sharjah’s cultural project. It started 40 years ago from the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to be a bridge between civilisations and a gateway into the region. This special event is to affirm that cultures is a bridge that connects people and nations”, said Sheikh Fahim.


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