DUBAI, -- The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, is set to take part in the 68th edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair from 19th to 23rd October.

Represented by Qindeel Printing, Publishing and Distribution, the foundation is keen to attend the fair, the largest of its kind in the world, in order to maintain an effective presence in all major international forums concerning culture and books, as well as to highlight the key role that MBRF plays in the dissemination and transfer of knowledge in the region and the world.

The Frankfurt Book Fair will bring together experts in publishing, printing, and copyrights from around the world. The 2015 instalment of the fair saw up to 7,500 exhibitors from 110 countries.

Jamal bin Huwaireb, Managing Director of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, said, "Our participation in this year's Frankfurt Book Fair, represented by our partners at Qindeel, coincides with the 'Year of Reading' initiative announced by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as well as the Reading Strategy 2026 adopted by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum."

Bin Huwaireb went on to explain that these international platforms allow for an exchange of experiences, which, in turn, presents opportunities and opens up the prospects of joint cooperation with key stakeholders in the field of culture and reading from all over the world.

"We will take this opportunity to enlighten the fair's visitors on the foundation's initiatives and projects," he added, "which include initiatives in the fields of culture and knowledge that seek to build a knowledge-based society, and to establish a reading culture among all segments of society."

The delegation's agenda at the book fair includes a number of activities ranging from signing Memoranda of Understanding with Arab and international publishing houses, to promotions and book launches.

The foundation will announce the launch of several books and encyclopaedias, including the Encyclopaedia of Arab Narrative, the Encyclopaedia of Muslims in Sicily, and the Encyclopaedia of Rules for the Paralympics. Among other new launches, Qindeel will launch a book by former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, about education.

Source: Emirates News Agency