Rabat – The minister of culture and communication, Mohamed Laaraj, announced on Friday February 2, that more than 700 exhibitors will take part in the 24th edition of Casablanca’s International Book Fair (SIEL), scheduled for February 8 to 18.
Laaraj stated in a Casablanca that 350 writers, poets and researches from different backgrounds will take part in the 24th International Book Fair, SIEL 2018.
This year, Egypt will be the SIEL 2018 “guest of honor,” reflecting “the strong and renewed links between the two brotherly countries.”
The minister highlighted the importance of raising awareness about the benefits of reading on a regular basis.
Ashraf Ibrahim, Egypt’s ambassador to Morocco, said that the participation of his country in this event reflects the strength of the relations between the two countries.
He recalled that the year 2017 was marked by tributes paid in Egypt to several Moroccan personalities from various backgrounds, in addition to the screening of numerous Moroccan films.
The 24th edition of Casablanca’s International Book Fair includes thematic conferences on “cinema and literature,” “literature and photography,” and “literature and television series.”
The Cairo international Book Fair, founded in 1969, is the oldest and most extensive book fair in the Arab world.
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