New Minister of Culture Ines Abdel Dayem with Saudi Cabinet Minister Essam bin Said Saudi Arabia’s pavilion at the 49th Cairo International Book Fair – Press Photo New Minister of Culture Ines Abdel Dayem with Saudi Cabinet Minister Essam bin Said Saudi Arabia’s pavilion at the 49th Cairo International Book Fair – Press Photo

New Minister of Culture praises Saudi pavilion at Cairo Book Fair

Thu, Feb. 1, 2018
CAIRO – 1 February 2018: The new Minister of Culture Ines Abdel Dayem visited on Thursday Saudi Arabia’s pavilion at the 49th Cairo International Book Fair and was received by Saudi Cabinet Minister Essam bin Said and Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Egypt Ahmed Bin Abdul-Aziz, according to a released statement by the Ministry of Culture.

They passed by an art show that includes folkloric paintings with traditional Saudi costumes and poems by disabled youth.

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New Minister of Culture Ines Abdeldayem with Saudi Cabinet Minister Essam bin Said and Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Egypt Ahmed Bin Abdul-Aziz at Saudi Arabia’s pavilion at the 49th Cairo International Book Fair – Press Photo

Abdel Dayem praised Saudi Arabia’s participation in the book fair while Saudi youth were introducing developmental projects and creative ideas, stressing that the Saudi pavilion reflects the huge interest of Saudi Arabia in thought and culture.

At the end of her tour, she visited the children sections in the book fair including various educational and art activities, confirming that children are the future pillars.

The 49th edition of the book fair is titled “Soft Power…How?” Twenty-seven countries, including 17 Arab countries and 10 foreign countries, partook in the fair. The book fair will run from January 27 to February 10.





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