Egypt's president opens 50th Cairo int'l book fair
2019-01-25 Author : Xinhua Source : Xinhua
CAIRO, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi opened on Tuesday the Cairo International Book Fair, the country's major annual book fair which runs for its 50th edition this year.
The two-week event brings together around 1,724 publishers and participants from 35 countries, with Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana taking part for the first time, state news agency MENA said.
Around 10 African countries, 16 Asian countries, seven countries from Europe, and two from the Americas are participating.
This year's edition is held for the first time in Egypt's International Exhibition Center in New Cairo.
Since its debut in 1969, the event had long been held at the Cairo International Fairgrounds in the northeastern district of Nasr City.
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