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Al-Sisi inaugurates the 50th Cairo International Book Fair

Tuesday 22/January/2019 - 10:29 AM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad-Nada Moustafa
Egypt’s President، Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi inaugurates on Tuesday the Golden Jubilee of Cairo International Book Fair.

This came within the framework of the state’s keenness to spread awareness، culture and science، in the light of President Al-Sisi’s adoption to “Egyptian Person Building” strategy.

The fiftieth annual Cairo International Book Fair opens on Wednesday and will run until 5 February، featuring 1،273 publishers from 35 countries، and for the first time is taking place in the outer suburbs of the city.

The fair has moved from the fairground in Nasr City to the Egypt International Exhibition Center in the Tagamoa El-Khamis، in the suburb of New Cairo.

Inas Abdel-Dayem، Egypt's culture minister، said that this golden jubilee edition will be an "exceptional" new shift for the fair.

The new venue covers 45،000 square metres، housing 748 publishers and 525 publishing agents، and will comprise of 723 sections.

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