Jordan is participating, as a guest of honor, in the activities of the Cairo International Book Fair, in its fifty-fourth session, which was launched at the Egypt Center for International Conferences and Exhibitions, under the slogan “In the name of Egypt…together we read…we think…we create.”
Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly, deputizing for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, inaugurated the activities of the exhibition, in the presence of Jordanian Minister of Culture Haifa Al-Najjar, Egyptian Minister of Culture Nevin Al-Kilani, Jordanian Ambassador to Cairo Amjad Al-Adaileh, and a number of culture ministers and representatives of participating countries.
During a tour of the exhibition, after the opening, Madbouly visited the Jordan Pavilion (Guest of Honor Pavilion); He listened to an explanation of the contents of the pavilion and the participating Jordanian activities, presented by Minister Al-Najjar.
Madbouly appreciated Jordan’s participation in the exhibition in its fifty-fourth session as the guest of honor, pointing to the strength of relations, cooperation and joint coordination between the leaderships of the two countries, and Egypt’s pride in Jordanian culture, the diversity of its identity and its influential Arab role.
Al-Najjar extended her deep thanks to the Ministry of Culture, the Egyptian General Book Authority, and all concerned parties that provided facilities for the success of the Jordanian participation, indicating that there is a wide participation of Jordan with about 10 thousand recent publications and about 250 of the Ministry’s publications.--
The Jordanian participation in the exhibition came under the slogan “Jordan, Civilization of the Past and Creativity of the Future”, and included heritage and folklore activities, lectures, intellectual seminars, and poetry, story and music evenings, to introduce the diverse Jordanian heritage and creative product, in addition to the Jordanian pavilion for local publishing houses to display quality books and publications.-
A group of intellectual and literary personalities, as well as official and private cultural bodies, participate in Jordan’s activities to showcase the creative diversity of Jordanian culture, which provides an opportunity for visitors to the exhibition to see the Jordanian intellectual and creative product.
The Egyptian poet and cartoonist Salah Jahin was chosen as the “character of the exhibition”, and the writer Kamel Kilani was chosen as the “character of the Children’s Book Exhibition”; Both will be celebrated through a number of events dealing with their careers, and the exhibition, in which about 1047 publishing houses from 53 countries participate, will also include seminars and evenings in the fields of literature, thought and the arts.