Doha, May 31 (QNA) – The 28th edition of the Rabat International Book Fair will kick off on Thursday, lasting from June 1-11, in the participation of the Ministry of Culture and Qatar University Press (QU Press).
The State of Qatar’s participation in the book fair comes within the framework of strengthening cultural and intellectual exchange between Qatar and Morocco.
Director of the Ministry of Culture’s Libraries Department and Director of Doha International Book Fair Jassim Ahmed Al Buainain said that the Qatari participation in the Rabat International Book Fair aims to forge new relations with professionals from the cultural and publishing industries, in addition to showcasing Qatari publishing houses’ intellectual production, as well as holding meetings with fair officials and Moroccan publishing houses to discuss aspects of cooperation.
Al Buainain added that the Ministry of Culture is taking part in the book fair by presenting the ministry’s latest publications of various genres, be it non-fiction relating to law and social sciences or fiction in the form of novels, and youth and children’s books.
For her part, Director of QU Press Dr. Fatima Al Suwaidi told Qatar News Agency (QNA) that QU Press decided to display its publications in the pavilion of Afaq foundation, which is a step in the direction of QU Press’s aim of marketing its publications locally and internationally, expanding its outreach to readers, arbitrators, and authors from the North African region, and introducing them to QU Press’s function.