Kuwait participating in Beirut’s Book Fair
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