On Wednesday 5th September 2019, Mr. Salim Omar Salim, Director of Sharjah Publishing City, and Mr. Elias Wondimu, a publisher of a Group of Press and Editorial Director from Loyola Marymount University from the USA paid a courtesy visit to SIFHAMS. This was a short meeting whereby on behalf of SIFHAMS, Executive Members Dr. Reyhan Sabri and Mr. Ahmed A. Zidan welcomed the guest. The guests mainly aimed at introducing their institutions to SIFHAMS and discuss possible areas of collaboration.
Mr. Salim briefly explained the Sharjah Publishing City’s aims and goals and he expressed that they would like to collaborate with SIFHAMS in anything relating to publishing books as well as promoting them in national book fairs. Mr. Wondimu explained that they are opening a branch in Sharjah Publishing City and they are focusing in academic publications. Dr. Reyhan and Mr. Zidan explained to them that one of SIFHAMS’ objectives is the translation of classical Arabic manuscripts into English and other modern languages and their publication. All agreed that a further meeting with an agenda on this can be arranged to explore the possibilities of collaboration in this field.