04 July 2022 04:48 PM

Egypt takes part in Abu Dhabi Int'l Book Fair

Friday، 27 May 2022 - 07:25 PM

Egypt took part in the 31st edition of Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) with a high-level delegation led by Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem.

Abdel Dayem told Emirates News Agency (WAM) Friday that Egypt and the UAE share deeply-rooted and long-standing relationship, which is reflected in the long-running history of interaction between them in all fields, with special focus on culture.

“ADIBF is an exceptional chance for increased cooperation with different UAE bodies and institutions to foster our partnership and activate joint action to serve the goal of promoting Arab cultural activities on the ground,” she said.

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair has named late renowned Egyptian author Taha Hussein as "Personality of the Year" for its 2022 edition.

In her speech at the inauguration ceremony of the fair, Abdel Dayem confirmed that Taha Hussein's experience benefited everyone in Egypt and the Arab world.

She added that everyone is happy with this choice, which once again brings the spotlight on the Dean of Arabic Literature.

Moreover, Abdel Dayem pointed out that “we are still intellectually living on the thought of Taha Hussein”, who was ahead of his time. In 2023, Egypt will hold a celebration commemorating his 50th passing anniversary.

The activities of the fair started on May 23 and will last until May 29 with the participation of more than 1,000 publishers representing 80 countries.

More than 450 events will be held throughout the days of the book fair.


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