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Saudi Publishing Gets Spotlight at Tunis International Book Fair

LE KRAM, Tunisia: The 37th Tunis International Book Fair, which began on Friday, includes a Saudi pavilion highlighting the activities of 18 groups and organizations involved in literature and publishing in the Kingdom, including ministries, universities and scientific research centers. Tunisian President Kais Saied visited the event on Friday.

The pavilion will hand out copies of the Qur’an, printed by King Fahd Complex, as gifts to visitors during the fair, which is organized by the Tunisian Ministry of Cultural Affairs and continues until May 7 in the Tunisian capital under the theme “Fly by Books’ Wings.”

The cultural and research agencies participating at the Saudi pavilion, where they will showcase their latest publications in scientific and cultural fields, include the Ministry of Education; the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance; the King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language; and Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University.

Organizers of the fair said 323 exhibitors from 22 countries are taking part in the event, with about 500,000 books on display. Six creative literary and intellectual writing awards and two publishing awards will be handed out during the event.

Source : Arab News