Helmy al-Namnam inaugurates Luxor Book Fair

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Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 04:21 GMT

Helmy al-Namnam - File Photo

Helmy al-Namnam - File Photo

CAIRO – 24 October 2017: The Egyptian Minister of Culture Helmy al-Namnam and his Tunisian counterpart Mohamed Zein el-Abdeen inaugurated Luxor book fair which will run until 1 November.

The book fair will host the events of the Tunisian cultural week. “The Egyptian-Tunisian relationship is a deep and old one, there was always a strong relationship between Al-Azhar University and Al-Zaytoonah University as they are considered the oldest Arab universities,” Namnam said.

The book fair includes Tunisian publications, as well as the latest publications from the Book Authority, in addition to family library books and children's books. All are sold at discounts up to 50 percent.

Luxor was chosen to be the Arab cultural capital in 2017.

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