Last Updated: Tue Mar 06, 2012 08:50 am (KSA) 05:50 am (GMT)

From Arab News: Riyadh book fair showcasing 200,000 titles to open today

RIYADH: The Riyadh International Book Fair 2012 under the aegis of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah will open today with the theme “Life is Reading.”

It is being organized by the Ministry of Culture and Information at the Riyadh International Exhibition Center.

At a press conference held before the opening, the Cultural Attaché of Sweden on behalf of the Swedish ambassador thanked the ministry for providing Sweden with the opportunity to participate as a guest of honor at the fair. He said: “It is part of the consolidation of relations between the two countries.”

He added the Swedish wing at the fair would reflect the culture and the nature of Sweden and define the country that has been associated with the famous Nobel Prize.

He said: “A high-level delegation, led by the chief of the Swedish Institute, will attend the opening of the Riyadh International Book Fair. The Swedish Institute is as important as the British Council.” The chief of the institute will deliver a speech at the opening ceremony.

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