New book discusses vision of Amir for Qatar’s development
A new book written by Mariam Yassin al-Hamadi discusses the main aspects of the vision of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in building Qatar’s institutions and achieving sustainable development in the country.
Addressing a seminar held as part of The Doha International Book Fair yesterday, al-Hamadi stressed that the Amir’s recent speeches at the Advisory Council and at the UN reflect a clear understanding of sustainable development through Qatar National Vision 2030, which calls on citizens and residents to innovate through developmental and industrial initiatives.
She also discussed the views of the Amir on different issues such as the Palestinian cause, helping the poor and conflict-stricken countries around the world through donations and developmental projects.
The Doha International Book Fair also witnessed a cultural symposium on the Arab novel and challenges facing the Arab world, presented by Dr Ahmed Abdul Malik and Qatari novelist Mohamed Ali Abdullah.
Meanwhile, at the book-signing ceremony at the pavilion of the Qatar Forum for Authors, Dr Hassan Abdul Rahim al-Sayed signed his book Constitutional Waqf which includes various legal articles to raise awareness of the legal and constitutional culture in the society.
Qatari novelist Abdullah Fakhroo published his fifth novel entitled Refused Heart Syndrome.
In addition, a number of Qatari writers and media professionals and residents of Qatar signed a number of cultural publications.
In this year’s edition of the Doha International Book Fair 427 publishing houses, representing 30 Arab and foreign countries are participating. About 122,000 titles are being exhibited.
The exhibition also includes several ministries and state institutions, cultural and artistic events and a special training workshop.