Saudi Arabia takes part in 49th Cairo Book Fair


Saudi Gazette

— Saudi Arabia is participating in the 49th Cairo Book Fair which was inaugurated on Saturday and will close on Feb. 10.

Khalid Al-Nami, Saudi cultural attaché in Cairo, said that 42 different government, private and non-government departments are participating in the book fair.

They also have a food corner, a theater to show Saudi traditional dances, a children’s section, and an art gallery.

This year Jihad Al-Khaldi regaled visitors with Saudi music.

The Arabian Gulf Center for Iranian Studies is participating in the Saudi section.

King Fahad Security College is displaying more than 100 studies and research papers specialized in the security sector.

Mohammad ibn Saud Islamic University has also displayed 160 publications that address moderate ideology. A total of 144 scientific publications were presented by King Faisal University.

Among the participants at the Saudi section is Abdulaziz Hasan who launched Saudi Honor Infographic Initiative that includes 35 posters which show different aspects of the Kingdom in different languages including Arabic, English, French and soon it will be translated into Italian and Chinese. He noted that some 60 translators from Saudi universities are taking part in this initiative.

The children’s section has also gained much attention as it has been provided with different activities and completions.

Noura Al-Bugami, the supervisor of the kids’ section, said, “We have this year a religious and cultural competition that focuses on Saudi Arabia and Egypt to encourage children to improve their skills through competition.”

At the Saudi food corner, Amani Abdullah was offering different Saudi food such as “Klaija” which are date cookies popular in Qasim.

Other food items include Masabib, Qursan and Jarish.