French government has awarded his Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of culture and youth and community development, the medal of arts and literature with rank of commander. The highest honor granted by the French government, in appreciation of the comprehensive contribu tions in the cultural field. Jack Lang, president of the Arab world Institute in Pairs, has custom the award to his Highness during the ceremony of “Art Dubai” on Thursday 19th March 2015.
His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan declares, the strength of cultural relations between France and United Arab Emirates stating the following, France and United Arab Emirates commits clearly on the values of arts, where the area shows the differences and explore the inter connections between both countries. We in United Arab Emirates are gradually more aware of the importance of those common cosmic links being young nation emerged after the union happened during the year of 1971. Despite the richness of the local culture and our pride of state, it has become a global point of convergence of cultures and people. His Excellency stated we live and work together in peace and harmony with our sense of pride shared for this common global links, which has manifested through mutual respect for the values that we all share. There is no better illustration of the events of this phenomenon which reflects more association with culture and the arts.