Syria a Guest of Honor in a book fair, Egypt

Cairo, SANA-Syria was chosen as a Guest of Honor at the Zayed Book Fair in its 18th session, held in Sheikh Zayed City, Giza Governorate, Egypt.

“choosing Syria as a Guest of Honor in the book fair for this year came as Syria is one of the leading Arab countries in the field of publishing and book issuance, and as Egypt is hosting many Syrian and for the large presence of the Syrian community in Sheikh Zayed and the sixth of October cities,” Adel Al-Masry, head of the Conferences and Exhibitions Committee at the Zayed Foundation for Creativity and the exhibition’s supervisor, said in a statement to SANA’s reporter in Cairo.

In turn, the head of the Syrian Publishers Association, Haitham Hafez, said in a similar statement that “this choice came as Syria and its publishing houses represent a distinguished level among Arab publishing houses, in addition to its cultural and civilizational position on the Arab and international levels.

Zayed Book Fair will be held from the 12th to the 24th of current October under the slogan “Culture is Life”, with the participation of 85 publishing houses and organized by the Zayed Foundation for Creativity and Development.

Bushra Dabin/Amer Dawa

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