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The Kuwait International Book Fair opened at its forty-first session Wednesday with the participation of 565 publishing houses representing 30 Arab and foreign countries, offering more than 11,000 titles. The exhibition marks the celebrations of the selection of Kuwait as the capital of Islamic culture 2016, and the management of the exhibition on this occasion a program of more than 20 seminars and a meeting and a poetry evening.
The Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Chairman of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah said in the opening speech that the exhibition is a great cultural event because of the accompanying cultural activities that focus on young people and the importance of instilling culture and knowledge in them.
He expressed the hope that the exhibition will achieve its objectives (through the presence of a constellation of intellectuals and those concerned with cultural affairs and through the pioneers of the exhibition, which is witnessing every year an expansion and a large number of publishers and exhibitors).
On the sidelines of the exhibition, the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (Ibn al-Haytham Scientific Education), which is witnessing the launch of the Arabic version of the book (Ibn al-Haytham .. The man who discovered how to see).
"This year, the exhibition will be accompanied by a diverse cultural program that will accompany the literary and cultural movement in Kuwait," said exhibition director Saad Al Enezi.
He added that the activity accompanying the exhibition this year includes a celebration of the magazine (Bayan) on the occasion of the half-century of its issuance, as well as the exhibition of photography, which is the participation of more than 120 photographers photographers of young people, amateur and professional.
The exhibition will last until 26 November at the international exhibition grounds in Mushrif.