Iran will be the guest country of the Turin Intentional Book Fair in 2020، Iran Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI) director Amir-Masud Shahramnia has said، tehran times reported.
“Italian city of Turin has been selected to win the title of UNESCO World Book Capital in 2020، and the organizers of the Turin book fair would like Iran to be the guest of honor in that year،” Shahramnia has told the Persian service of Tasnim in a report published on Wednesday.
The president of the Turin book fair met the Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance، Abbas Salehi، during the Tehran book fair in May and the issue was discussed at the meeting، he said.
“The decision was made for 2019، but the organizers have asked Iran to be the guest country in 2020 since Turin has been selected the World Book Capital in 2020،” he added.
He said that more details about the issue will soon be published.
The 2019 edition of the Turin book fair will be running form May 9 to 13.