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This makes Sharjah the first in the GCC, third in the region and 19th in the world to hold the title.How it will help in disseminating literature from the Arab world?The city's cultural yearly plan has always been filled with activities to help the city nurture its essence as "culture-loving society" – an initiative started by the ruler of Sharjah, Sultan bin Mohammad al-Qasimi, four decades ago.For instance, Sharjah International Book Fair, which was first held in 1982, offers a hub for more than 1,500 publishers from all over the world.Consequently, Sharjah proves that it not only deserves the title "World Book Capital" because of its suggested plan to the UNESCO, but it deserves it as recognition of all its past and future initiatives in building a nation and a region that values reading, knowledge and culture above all.
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