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Serbian Amb. indicates similarities between Belgrade and Tehran book fairs

13 May 2022 - 16:29

IBNA- Serbian ambassador to Tehran Dragan Todorović (PhD) referred to the ‎similarities between Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) and International Belgrade ‎Book Fair and stressed on improving cultural exchanges between the two countries ‎during the event.‎

Attending the 33rd Tehran International Book Fair, Mr. Todorović stated that the people of Serbia are not strange to Iranian people and culture and we have common words used both in the Persian and Serbian.
“People and officials of both countries have a positive view toward each other and Serbian people interestedly follow the news about Iranian people and culture,” he said.
“On this basis, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Iran and Serbia to offer free stands in the two international book fairs of each other and display their books for the interested visitors”, he added.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the ambassador said: “Both Tehran International Book Fair and International Belgrade Book Fair provide the ground for more cultural interaction between the two countries and I hope such interaction would not be limited to 2 to these book fairs and expand to other areas as well.”
Serbia was the guest of honor at the 31st Tehran International Book Fair‎ held in 2018.
Moreover, earlier in 2017, on the sidelines of the 62nd Belgrade International Book Fair, Iran and Geopoetika ‎International Publishing House of Serbia signed a and memorandum of understanding ‎for corporations in print industry.‎

The motto of the edition of Tehran International Book Fair which is currently underway and will run by May 21 at the Mosalla (Grand Prayer ‎Grounds) of Imam ‎Khomeini is: "With Book, We Stay Safe". Qatar with a group of publishers is the guest of honor of the event.
It is the first time after two years that Tehran International Book Fair is planned to be held in both physical presence and virtual.

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