His Highness Dr. Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi accompanied by Federico Mayor, Unesco's Director General, unveiled a monument at Al Dhaid Road, Sharjah. - Gulf News Archives

1998 - His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, accompanied by Federico Mayor, Unesco’s Director General, unveiled a monument marking the nomination of Sharjah as the cultural capital of the Arab world for 1998. Shaikh Sultan unveiled a memorial at Al Dhaid Road, which commemorates the nomination. The Ruler expressed great pleasure for the support shown by Unesco for projects in Sharjah. He welcomed the personal participation of Mayor in the celebrations. “This monument stands as a symbol of the great cultural progress in Sharjah. It is also a reminder that Sharjah has done much to protect the environment and biological life in the region,” said Mayor.

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