Saudi prince receives UAE Cultural Personality award on behalf of king

The king was named Cultural Personality of the year by the Book Awards

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Saudi Arabia’s Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah, minister of National Guard, received in Abu Dhabi on Sunday the Sheikh Zayed Book Award on behalf of his father King Abdullah.

The king was named Cultural Personality of the year by the Book Awards, in an announcement last month.

The awards - which are named after the United Arab Emirates’ first leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan - are annually granted to prominent Arab or international figures who contribute to culture.

King Abdullah was selected for the honorary title due to his various cultural achievements, said Dr. Ali Bin Tamim, Secretary General of Sheikh Zayed Book Award.

Bin Tamim told Al Arabiya News Channel choosing King Abdullah is a supreme honor for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award and carries a big responsibility for the coming years.

“As much as the award takes pride in bearing the name of H.E. the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the father of the United Arab Emirates and the leader of its development, we are exceptionally honored to have the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’s personality on the list of our winners,” he said

Miteb received the award from Gen. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

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