Damascus, SANA-Under the patronage of President Bashar al-Assad, Vice-President Najah al-Attar inaugurated on Thursday the 31st edition of Book Fair at al-Assad National library.
In addition to Syria, 6 countries; Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Oman,, Iran and Denmark, are taking part in the current round entitled “the book is a creation for brain.”
The 6 countries participate through more than 235 publishing houses, among them 150 ones from Syria with more than 50 thousand title.
The Fair will witness many activities, cinema shows and celebrations for signing nearly 400 books.
“Our celebration in the opening event of the Book Fair today is a celebration of the culture of values that gave the book a basic role in possessing the knowledge,” al-Attar said in a speech.
She added if the culture occupies its best place on the front of mentality in struggle, the book will come in the front of its means as the book boosts its role during these critical conditions when we face conspiracy and terrorism.