Kuwait par­tic­i­pat­ing in Beirut’s Book Fair

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

For the 60th years in a row, Kuwait’s pavil­ion has been show­cas­ing thou­sands of books and pub­li­ca­tions at Beirut in­ter­na­tional book fair. Kuwait is tak­ing part in this year’s event with two pavil­ions for the Cen­ter for Re­search and Stud­ies on Kuwait, and the Aca­demic Pub­li­ca­tion Coun­cil of Kuwait Univer­sity. The sec­tions in­clude many books on dif­fer­ent as­pects of Kuwait’s history. In a spe­cial state­ment to KUNA, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the Jour­nal of the Gulf and Ara­bian Penin­sula Stud­ies Sheikha Suhaila Fa­had Al-Sabah said yes­ter­day the univer­sity par­tic­i­pated ev­ery year at Beirut’s boor fair to brief read­ers on new edi­tions of sci­en­tific mag­a­zines is­sued by KU.

She stressed keen­ness on con­tin­ued par­tic­i­pa­tion in this event which gath­ers au­thors and writ­ers from dif­fer­ent coun­tries in the re­gion and is a plat­form to share knowl­edge amongst dif­fer­ent cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions. She said that the large num­ber of vis­i­tors who are at­tracted by the pavil­ion ev­ery year prompted Kuwait to dou­ble pub­li­ca­tions this year. The mag­a­zines is­sued by the Kuwait Univer­sity in­cluded valu­able aca­demic and sci­en­tific top­ics on en­gi­neer­ing, so­cial, ed­u­ca­tional, ad­min­is­tra­tive and hu­man­i­tar­ian sciences, as well as laws, Sharia and Is­lamic stud­ies, she stated.

The mag­a­zines at­tracted hu­man rights ac­tivists, cler­gy­men, engi­neers and aca­demics, she af­firmed. Ab­du­laziz Al-Kha­teeb, su­per­vi­sor of the cen­ter’s pavil­ion, told KUNA in a sim­i­lar state­ment that the pavil­ion in­cluded more than 15 new pub­li­ca­tions, mainly a book on sports in Kuwait since 1902-2015, a book on the history of Kuwaiti-Le­banese ties and a third one on Kuwait’s mu­se­ums, he added. The fair kicked off on Thurs­day, with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of four Arab coun­tries; Kuwait, Oman and Palestine, in ad­di­tion to the host coun­try. More than 150 pub­lish­ing houses from Arab and for­eign coun­tries are par­tak­ing in the event.

Kuwait’s pavil­ion at the Beirut’s Book Fair

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