Algeria in 53rd Cairo International Book Fair

ALGIERS- Algeria is participating in the 53rd edition of the Cairo International Book Fair in Egypt, with hundreds of new publications and the presence of several writers as part of the participation program of the Ministry of Culture and Arts in various Arab and international cultural, literary and artistic events.

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ALGIERS- Algeria is participating in the 53rd edition of the Cairo International Book Fair in Egypt, with more than 600 titles of books and publications belonging to Algerian publishing houses, in addition to the participation of seven writers and poets who have distinguished themselves with new publications in the last two years, according to Statement by the Ministry of Culture and Arts.

In this vein, Minister of Culture and Arts, Wafaa Chaalal, attended Wednesday, along with her Egyptian counterpart, Ines Abdel Dayem, the opening ceremony of the 53rd Cairo International Book Fair which will run until February 7, said the ministry in a statement.

The Minister Chaalal said that her ministerial department has prepared a “rich and effective” program of participation in Arab and international cultural, literary and artistic events, including the 53rd edition of the Cairo International Book Fair, as book fairs constitute a “precious opportunity for publishers and writers.”

The minister indicated that the participation in these literary and cultural events reflects the effort to “expand the cultural and literary presence of Algeria in its Arab, African and regional environment” and according to the “directions” of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who was on an official visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

At the conclusion of her speech, the Minister expressed her hope that “these efforts in the field of book-making and literary creations will continue, and that the achievements will be multiplied in the future.”

The Cairo International Book Fair launched its 53rd session, Wednesday, at the Egypt International Exhibition Center, with the participation of 1073 Egyptian, Arab and foreign publishers and agencies from 51 countries.

The exhibition was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Culture Minister Enas Abdel Dayem, Head of the Egyptian General Book Organization Haitham El-Hajj Ali, and a number of Arab and foreign ambassadors and diplomats in Egypt. The exhibition receives its audience starting tomorrow, Thursday.

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