Woman's creativity turns old furniture into modern art pieces    Egypt, AfDB sign EGP 80m grant for development of entrepreneurship    AfDB has supported Egypt with $1.5bn over past 3 years    Two frustrating goalless draws in UCL last 16    Mahmoud Abdallah appointed as AUC's senior adviser to president for ERM, strategy    Egypt reopens Port Tawfik-Jeddah navigation line    Egyptian, American, Chinese cooperation to find innovative solutions for problems facing three countries    Mineral Wealth Law, terms of gold exploring do not attract investors: AL Raghy    Truckloads of civilians leave Islamic State group enclave in Syria: Reuters report    Northern Syria administration says US troop decision will protect area    China says humanitarian aid should not be forced into Venezuela    Man City not expecting to bulldoze Chelsea again, says Silva    Arsenal's Iwobi hails Ozil impact but Emery keen on rotation    Klopp backs Man United interim boss Solskjaer to manage top club    Govt offices to be moved to administrative capital in mid-2020: official    Nature protectorates cover 15% of Egypt's land area: Environment minister    Interest rates expected to drop further in Egypt throughout 2019    Egypt's preparing for consultations over constitution amendments    Egypt's constitutional amendments: Opposition says no    Pope demands bishops act now on abuse; victims speak of pain    Last piece of stolen ancient Egyptian relief recovered from Australia: Ministry    Samsung Galaxy S10 revealed: triple cameras, ultrasonic fingerprint sensors, 5G    Cars looking for buyers    Proactive NGOs    Cleaner Nile    Saving the children    The end of Alexandria shipbuilding?    New support for exports    The Forty Rules of Love play is back at Al-Salam Theatre    Coffin returns from New York    Controversy in Islamic Cairo    India's Narendra Modi hosts Saudi crown prince    Israel arrests 40 Palestinians following closing Al-Rahma gate of Al-Aqsa Mosque    Europe, immigration and the Arab-Muslim world    AIWFF honours Menna Shalaby    Egypt's Armed Forces kill 8 terrorists in North Sinai: Statement    NGO's general union to hold meetings with civil society representatives over constitutional amendments    Court upholds adding 241 defendants to terrorist list    Three policemen killed during suicide bombing near Al-Azhar Mosque    Egypt's Supreme Organising Committee for AFCON to manage economic aspects of tournament: Madbouly    Sports critic, media figure Khaled Tawhid passes away    Comprehensive security    Berlinale 2019: Awards announced, festival concludes    Egypt in the heart of Africa    Pressing for consultations    Homegrown solutions for Africa    All hands on deck    Ismaili are back    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Egypt, Africa and Jerusalem Top Cultural Activities in Cairo Book Fair
Published in Almasry Alyoum on 15 - 01 - 2009

The 41st edition of Cairo International Book Fair will kick off in Nasr City on Jan 21st and continue until Feb 5th with the participation of 765 publishers from 27 countries from around the globe, the head of the General Egyptian Book Organization Nasser Al-Ansari said.
The United Kingdom will be the honorary guest of this "important" session.
"The fair gains more popularity and weight year after year, as there have been 22 new publishers compared to last year. In addition, Korea is participating for the first time and Russia is having an excellent participation in preparation for being the honorary guest next year," he said.
This year's fair will focus on main aspects such as Egypt and Africa, Jerusalem as the capital of culture, and cultural creativity and new media. It will also celebrate the golden jubilee of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, he said.
British Council Director Paul Smith said the council would celebrate this year the 71st anniversary of its presence in Egypt and 75th anniversary of its establishment. The council participates in Cairo Book Fair to foster British culture in Egypt and promote bilateral cultural ties, he added.
Smith said that cultural understanding between peoples is a very important issue at this time and the fair is an opportunity for cultural exchange and discussion on various issues, adding that the British program includes events with a group of important writers and publishers, including the publisher of Harry Potter stories.
The Chairman of the General Organization for International Exhibitions & Fairs (GOIEF) Sherif Salem said: "The organization's security committee has held a meeting with the Ministry of Interior to prepare for the fair. The authority is ready to provide all facilities to ensure the success of the fair."
The plan to develop the fair, initiated by the Ministry of Culture three years ago, has made great progress and visitors will see that 80% of the fair has been developed, he said.
Cairo Book Fair is the oldest and most important fair in the Arab world and one of the largest book fairs in the world, as it is frequented by more than 1.5 million visitors a day, the manager of Cairo International Book Fair Ahmed Salah said.

Clic here to read the story from its source.