Egyptians cast ballots in 3rd and last day of referendum voting    Palace have no intention of selling 'happy' Zaha, says Hodgson    Young confident misfiring Man United will be ready for City    Silva wants Everton to push on after victory over Man United    Airstrikes hit Tripoli, Mitiga airport reopened    Sustainable agriculture is an engine for accelerating growth in Egypt: FAO    Monthly decline in Shell's production from Borollos, Rasheed fields of 10m cubic feet of gas    Egypt considers establishing freight, maritime transport company with Africa    Trade exchange between Egypt, Tunisia to increase to $500m    Boyfriend Champions Minimal, Gender Fluid Basics    7th AMF: Calls for Media Literacy's integration into schools, universities' curriculum    Average spending of tourists in Luxor during current season amounts to $70 per night: Osman    No reports of voter bribery during referendum: Egypt's NEA    Cairo Copts celebrate Palm Sunday    Egypt's Sisi invited to US-Africa Business Summit in Mozambique    Saudi Arabia says 4 gunmen killed in attempted attack    Egypt's Sisi receives Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for talks in Cairo    Easter Day bombs kill 138 in attacks on Sri Lankan churches, hotels    A German village goes it alone on climate protection    Chess world champion Magnus Carlsen wants to keep winning streak going    Eintracht Frankfurt, a perfectly balanced club    EU's Juncker warns of no-deal Brexit amid uncertainty    Low turnout in 2 days of constitutional referendum in Europe, North America    Moderate voter turnout in Dakahlia, Qena in first day of referendum    What Egyptians think about constitutional referendum?    Cultural tourism in Egypt thrives due to archaeological discoveries: Al-Mashat    Egypt's Finance Ministry auctions T-bills worth EGP 18.5bn    New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed    Sleep myths may hinder good sleep and health    Egypt's economy: Reining in inflation    Trump forces Brussels' hand on trade despite tariffs backlash    Uber adds new feature for female drivers to drive only women in Saudi Arabia    Made in Germany, heard in Spain: The Leon cathedral organ connection    Reining in inflation    The final draft    Towards the referendum    Sudanese demand ‘legitimate change'    Caught in the middle?    Escaping expenses    ‘I don't want sympathy'    Expected exit    Spectacular scene, favourable draw    Flight prices go sky high    Bundeli Kala Parishad troupe's Indian folk dance show at Al-Gumhouriya Theatre is a must go    Paris' Notre Dame    Screen blues    Vatican willing to offer technical know-how to help restore Notre-Dame    In the company of the philosopher Roshdi Rashed in Paris    







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.