Min of culture, Inas Abdel Dayem - Egypt Today
CAIRO – 30 October 2018: Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem is set to head to the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, Oct. 31to attend the 37th edition of Sharjah International book Exhibition.
The book exhibition is headed by Sheikh Ahmad al-Amry, and will be launched by Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, Sharja governor.
The Sharjah International Book Exhibition will be held under Qasimi’s auspices in EXPO center from Oct. 31- Nov. 10. The book fair will be labeled “A Letter’s Story”.
During the book exhibition, Sharjah will be announced as an international book capital.
Abdel Dayem affirmed that Egypt's participation in the 37th Sharjah International Book Exhibition comes in light of the Egyptian people’s cultural interests and the great influence the Egyptian cultural and artistic pioneers have in the region.
The minister commented that Egypt holds the highest number of printing establishments in the region, totaling up to 276, in addition to several other entities affiliated to the ministry, such as the Supreme Council of Culture and the Cultural Development Fund.
The Sharjah International Book Exhibition will start by screening a film about all aspects of the 37th edition of the book fair, followed by a speech given by Hamad bin Rakad al-Amry, president of the Sharjah Book Authority, followed by a word given by Algerian Minister of Culture, Azzedine Mihoubi.
The cultural personality of the year is also set to give a word in the opening ceremony, along with Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed al-Qasimi, who is celebrating signing his new book and granting awards to the winners of the 37th edition of the book fair.
Japan is the guest of honor of the Sharjah Book Exhibition's 37th round. Some 1874 publishers from 77 countries across the world are also expected to participate.
A total of 472 leading writers from all over the world will participate, such as Ahmed Mourad from Egypt, Ahlam Mosteghanemi from Algeria, Amir Taj al-Sir from Sudan, Taleb al-Refae from Kuwait and others.