Kuwait’s pavilion attracts visitors in Beirut Book Fair
BEIRUT: Kuwait’s pavilion at the 60th Beirut international book fair has attracted all kinds of visitors, managing director of the Kuwait’s University Journal of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies Sheikha Suhaila Fahad AlSabah said yesterday. Sheikha Suhaila added that a variety of 5,500 Kuwaiti-published books were sold during the fair. This contributes to promoting science, knowledge and culture among Arab readers, she said. Kuwait has always been eager to participate in these kind of fairs to display its publications. On his part in a special statement to KUNA, Head of the Arab Cultural Club Fadi Tamim, who organized Beirut’s international book fair, hailed Kuwait’s distinguished pavilion in the fair, which represents a cultural beacon for the Arab world. Tamim added that maintaining Beirut’s fair for 60 years shows the success of the event, pointing out that the fair witnessed an enormous attendance and significant books sales, compared with the sales in last year’s fair. More than 180 Lebanese publishing houses in addition of 75 from Arab and foreign countries took part in the event.