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KSA To Participate in Tunisia International Book Fair

Friday 06/April/2018 - 09:03 AM
Sada El Balad
Edited by: Yara Sameh

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will participate in the 34th session of Tunisia International Book Fair، to be opened tomorrow in Tunis، spa reported.

The Cultural Attaché of the Saudi Embassy in Tunisia Dr. Mohammed bin Mudhi Al-Toum said that the Kingdom will be represented by 14 government agencies including the Ministry of Education، Ministry of Islamic Affairs، Call and Guidance، Ministry of Culture and Information، King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Quran، King Fahd National Library، King Abdulaziz Library، and a number of universities.

He also pointed out that these agencies will present a large and distinctive collection of publications، including books in various fields، scientific journals and reference books.

The palace of exhibitions of Kram on April 6-15 will host the 34th edition of the International Book fair of Tunis، one of the country's most important cultural events. The program this year، said director Chokri Mabkhout، is varied and includes an homage to Tunisia and the Tunisian woman، Algeria as a guest of honor، prizes، literary meetings and debates، presentations and laboratories on creative writing. A total of 259 exhibitors from 25 countries will attend the event، according to ANSAmed news.

''We want to turn the fair of Tunis into a great book market''، said the director of the event's committee of organizers، Chokri Mabbout، the author of the award-winning novel ''The Italian''. The winners of several prizes، including the Prix Taoufik Baccar، to be awarded for the first time to a Tunisian woman this year، will be announced on the opening day on April 6، during which a special section will be devoted to Palestinian novels

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