SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Wednesday received Jack Lang, president of the Paris-based Arab World Institute (IMA) and former French culture minister, who is leading a delegation to the UAE.
In remarks at the meeting, Lang expressed admiration at the 11th edition of Sharjah Biennial and the diversity of participations from across the world.
He lauded Sheikh Sultan’s intellectual and literary efforts to drive rapprochement among different cultures through his books on the history of relations between the Arab region and the world.
Lang also thanked Sheikh Sultan for the invitation to visit Sharjah.
Sheikh Sultan and Lang discussed matters such as cultural exchange and promoting arts and education to produce inter-cultural dialogue based on sound foundations.
Also during the day Sheikh Sultan held a meeting with the chairman and staff of the Sharjah Health Authority to follow up on the implementation of his directives to introduce a unified health insurance system to provide equal benefits to all nationals in the emirate.