Iran actively present at Cuban intl. Book Fair

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) – Iranian books were warmly received in the 25th edition of the International Book Fair of Havana, Cuba.

As the only Asian country present at the 2016 International Cuba Book Fair, Iran had a special and active participation in both adults and children’s sections and was outstandingly welcomed by the visitors, especially researchers and Muslims in Cuba.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been present in the Havana Book Fair since 2010 and this year it allocated its stand to the presentation of books with religious, philosophical, political, art and children subjects. It also put on display posters depicting the geography of the country as well as its tourist attractions.

Kambiz Sheikh Hassani, Iranian Ambassador to Havana, visited the Iranian stand and talked to a number of visitors.

According to official statistics released by the Cuban government, more than two and a half million people visited the exhibition which was held under the slogan ‘Reading is growing’ from February 11 to 21 at the historic fort of Havana.

About 70 Cuban publishers showcased over 3 million volumes of books and publications, including 916 new topics.

In addition, 317 publishers from 37 world countries were present in the event, including Uruguay which was the guest of the exhibition this year.

The exhibition, after Havana, will be set up in a number of provinces for a few days and finally will end up its work in the last eastern province on April 24.

 

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