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  • The foundations of the distinguished relations between the Emirates and Spain were the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the former Spanish monarch, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I, who were bound by intimate personal friendship that contributed to the foundation and consolidation of this relationship.
  • These relations have developed thanks to joint efforts to enhance human, cultural and civilizational communication between the people of the two countries.
  • These efforts continued through many cultural events in the two countries, including Spain's hosting of the Conference of Civilizations, as well as the cultural events held by the UAE in a number of Spanish cities.These cultural relations culminated during the recent period with official visits between the two countries at the highest level, most notably the visit of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the Union and Ruler of Sharjah, in August 2019, to open the Madrid International Book Fair, where Sharjah was the guest of honor in the exhibition edition of the year 2019, He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Autonoma, in recognition of his full support for the Spanish archaeological excavation mission of the University of Autonoma in the Emirate of Sharjah, and in appreciation of his distinguished efforts in serving the heritage and antiquities of the Emirate of Sharjah and his many scientific research in the field of culture, languages and human civilization.
  • As well as the visit of His Excellency Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, in June 2019 and his meeting with many officials of the Ministry of Education and Professional Qualification, the Ministry of Science and Innovation, universities and the heads of some universities, with the aim of exploring and discussing ways to enhance cooperation in the field of education and scientific research, exchange of experiences and the possibility of including the Spanish language in the educational curricula In the United Arab Emirates.
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