Sheikh Sultan recevies the Fellowship from Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak at University of Sharjah on Thursday. WAM
The Ruler of Sharjah, in the presence of Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah, appreciated the honour of granting him the international honorary fellowship from Paris-Panthéon-Assas University, expressing his thanks and appreciation to the University, praising its tireless efforts and initiative in implanting programmes and plans in the fields of law and legislation.
Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed delivered a speech during the ceremony, congratulating the Ruler of Sharjah for attaining this high degree.
The ceremony for granting the Ruler of Sharjah the International Honorary Fellowship began with a speech by Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of PPAU in the UAE, in which he congratulated the Ruler of Sharjah on receiving the International Honorary Fellowship.
Dr Sheikh Sultan poses for a photo after the ceremony. WAM
Guillaume Lett, Honorary President of the University of Paris, President of PPAU in the country, welcomed the Ruler of Sharjah and the audience, thanking them for attending this ceremony in order to honour the personality that always supports and contributes to the development of science and culture around the world, pointing out that it was awarded to Sheikh Sultan the International Honorary Fellowship from PPAU for his interest in academic and knowledge education and scientific research, in addition to writing a number of books that have been translated into several languages.
Guillaume Lett also praised the educational facilities built by the Ruler of Sharjah, including the University of Sharjah, which reflects his keenness to provide an appropriate educational environment for students.
In his speech, Nicholas Nemchenau, Ambassador of the Republic of France to the UAE, congratulated the Ruler of Sharjah on receiving the International Honorary Fellowship from PPAU, affirming that His Highness has a great appreciation and respect from the leadership and the French people for his contribution in supporting culture, literature, knowledge, and study, emphasising that it is a great opportunity to express gratitude from the Republic of France to the Ruler of Sharjah.
Sheikh Sultan arrives to attend the ceremony on Thursday. WAM
Granting Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi the International Honorary Fellowship comes in return for his achievements, awards, certificates and pioneering initiatives, as he holds two doctoral degrees from the British Universities of Exeter and Durham, and he received 24 honorary doctorate degrees from various universities around the world and in various scientific, human and literary fields, in addition to the "distinguished professor" certificate from the University of Sharjah.
The Sharjah Ruler won many awards at the local, Gulf, Arab and international levels, and he founded the University City in Sharjah, which is the largest in the region, in addition to many institutes, universities and centres headed by him and contributed to reaching the higher ranks as he established the University of Sharjah, the American University of Sharjah, Al Qasimia, Khorfakkan, and others.
The ceremony was attended by Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of Education; Abdullah bin Sultan bin Awad Al Nuaimi, Minister of Justice; and a number of senior officials and members of the Board of Trustees of the University of Sharjah and the American University of Sharjah.
The meeting dealt with the great interest of the Ruler of Sharjah in the environment, agriculture and wildlife, and its advancement in the Emirate of Sharjah.
During the meeting, Sheikh Sultan was briefed on a number of the AUS' achievements in various fields, praising the board for deepening their efforts to accelerate the university's growth and following up the developing plans with the help of the university's faculties and students.
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Sheikh Sultan praised the efforts of the multi-sectoral Unesco Regional Office and their continuous initiatives to support children in the Arab world, stressing that Sharjah always seeks to enhance cooperation in this field.