Helmy Namnam - Egypt Today
CAIRO – 12 November 2017: The Egyptian Minister of Culture Helmy al-Namnam inaugurated the second edition of Al-Azhar University Book Fair on Sunday, November 12.
The book fair includes the latest books and publications of the Egyptian General Book Authority in all fields, in addition to the books of the Family Library. The fair contains a section for discounted books, as well.
This comes in light of the Ministry of Culture’s efforts to make reading accessible to everyone. Namnam and his Tunisian counterpart Mohamed Zein al-Abdeen inaugurated the Luxor Book Fair on October 24, and the fair hosted the events of the Tunisian culture 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 announced previously.
The book fair included Tunisian publications, as well as the latest publications from the Book Authority, in addition to the Family Library books and children's books. All were sold at discounts amounting to 50 percent.
Luxor was chosen to be the Capital of the Arab Culture for 2017.
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