National Media Council to host session on India-UAE relations at SIBF 2018

ABU DHABI, The National Media Council, NMC, will host a programme at the Sharjah International Book Fair, SIBF 2018, on Friday at 18:00 on India-UAE relations, featuring renowned Indian author and politician Dr. Shashi Tharoor and Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Suri.

The programme will include speeches by both Dr. Tharoor and Ambassador Suri, followed by an open discussion with the audience on all aspects of the robust strategic partnership between the UAE and India. Dr. Tharoor will also discuss the age-old ties between the Arab world and India, dating back to thousands of years.

Dr. Shashi Tharoor, a prominent Indian diplomat, writer and politician, is currently a member of Indian Parliament and Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on External Affairs. Formerly, he served as a minister of state for external affairs, during which he was in charge of running India’s diplomacy in the Gulf region. Author of 18 books of both fiction and non-fiction including two on India’s foreign policy and diplomacy, Dr. Tharoor is one of the globally best-known Indian writers.

A scholar-politician, Dr. Tharoor served the United Nations for a long time, and was its Under-Secretary General. In 2007, He contested election to the post of UN Secretary-General as a nominee of the Government of India, but finished second out of the seven candidates behind Ban Ki-Moon.

Shajahan Madampat, an Indian writer and Media Advisor to National Media Council, will moderate the session.

Source: Emirates News Agency