Obaid Al Tunaiji: Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi is the first Arab woman to assume IPA vice presidency post

  • Saturday 13, October 2018 in 3:19 PM
Sharjah 24: Obaid Saeed Al Tunaiji, Director of Al Bataeh Municipality hailed Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi’s election for the post of vice president of the International Publishers Association (IPA). He attributed this win to Sheikha Bodour’s great efforts in developing the publishing industry locally and at the Arabic level.
He said that Sheikha Bodour is the first Arab woman and second internationally to hold this post since the foundation of the federation in 1896, after Ana Maria Cabanillas who assumed the post in 2004 and then became the president of IPA in 2006.
He added that Sheikh Bodour’s win of the post is an Emirati and Arab achievement. “Since the founding of the Emirati Publishers Association, she has shown great interest in the publishing industry not to mention her efforts to create a rapprochement between Arab and international publishers,” Al Tunaiji concluded.