IBNA- In an exclusive message, Mexican Ambassador to Iran Guillermo Alejandro Puente Ordorica appreciated the efforts of the organizers of the 1st Tehran International Virtual Book Fair (TIVB) expressing his pleasure over attending the fair.
Part of the message reads: "As the Ambassador of Mexico, first I appreciate the efforts of the organizers of the 1st Tehran International Virtual Book Fair above them Mr. Ayub Dehghankar (Ph.D.), CEO of Iran's Book and Literature House Institute for his kind invitation from our embassy to attend Tehran virtual book Fair as well as for resuming a constructive dialogue on perusing cooperation in cultural grounds."
He referred to the twelve-year history of Mexico's attendance in Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) saying that the 1st Tehran Virtual Book Fair- which is held online due to coronavirus pandemic- has provided an opportunity for exchanging the rich cultures of Iran and Mexico.
Elsewhere in his message, Mexican Ambassador to Iran stressed on the role of book fairs all around the world as grounds which provide the transfer of knowledge. He expressed hope that in the near future all people would return to face-to-face and physical participation in book fairs since nothing can replace the close communication between human beings.
Mr. Puente Ordorica also referred to the concurrence of Tehran Virtual Book Fair with the honoring of José Vasconcelos [an important Mexican writer, philosopher, and politician who is one of the most influential and controversial personalities in the development of modern Mexico] and introduced him.
The 1st Tehran Virtual Book Fair opened on January 20 and will run by January 25.