Rabat - China is moving forward to translate 25 Moroccan books to Chinese, announced Hassan El Ouazzani, director of the Book Department at Morocco’s Ministry of Culture.
Rabat – China is moving forward to translate 25 Moroccan books to Chinese, announced Hassan El Ouazzani, director of the Book Department at Morocco’s Ministry of Culture.
He said that Morocco’s ministry of culture will soon sign an agreement with China’s General Administration of Press and Publication to translate 25 original works of Moroccan authors in literature and humanities.
In return, Houssain Ouazzani said Morocco will translate 25 Chinese books into Arabic.
Morocco is marking its first participation in the Beijing International Book Fair, China’s biggest book fair and one of the most important book fairs in Asia.
A previous statement by Morocco’s ministry of culture said the participation is part of the ministry’s strategy to open up to Chinese civilization and culture.
The ministry of culture has supported the Moroccan participants by paying for an 18 square meter exhibition stand at the fair in Beijing and will pay travel expenses.
This year, the Beijing book fair is exhibiting 270.000 publications in a 66,000 square-meter venue at the China International Exhibition Center.
The event also hosts 2,270 publishers from 82 countries under the theme “Strategic Options for International Publishing.”