TURIN, Italy, 4th May, 2019 (WAM) — H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, launched the Italian version of his book “Taking the Reins: The Critical Years, 1971-1977”, in a ceremony held at Palazzo Madama, on Friday.
The Italian publishers combined the three parts of the book into a single volume, which H.H. Dr. Sultan said complements his book “My Early Life (Sard Al That)” – an autobiography spanning the years until his selection as the Ruler of Sharjah. It reveals the emergence of the man and the state.
While presenting the Italian version, Sheikh Dr. Sultan said, ”The new version speaks about my life after taking over the reins where the character changed after taking greater responsibilities in comparison to childhood and youth.” The book narrates in the words of Sheikh Sultan, the early journey of the UAE’s formation, the course of events that unfolded and resolutions that were taken from his point of view when he participated in the journey spearheaded by a wise man, the late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan. ”We stood beside him, backed him, supported him in many issues until he passed away, and we all mourned him,” he said.
”The book also narrates in a simple style the story of the late Sheikh Zayed and his experiment in the UAE,” the Ruler of Sharjah Sheikh stated.
He hoped the book would help in the transfer of knowledge about the UAE’s pioneering experiments and thoughts of understanding, harmony and collective national work that could help the world overcome the obstacles it faces in its progress.
Addressing the event, Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Turin, thanked the Ruler of Sharjah for his efforts in presents the UAE’s experiments and Emirati, Arab and Islamic culture to other parts of the world.
Sheikh Dr. Sultan then signed several copies of his book and presented them to the publishers, diplomats and the VIP guests.