IBNA- On the eighth day of the 33rd Tehran International Book Fair, Iran’s Culture Minister met his Qatari counterpart whose country is the guest of honor of this event to discuss.
Qatari Culture Minister Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad bin Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Iran's Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaeili, president of the 33rd Tehran International Book Fair Yasser Ahmadvand and vice president of the fair Ali Ramezani visited the Qatar's stand in the event.
Esmaeili pointed out at the meeting: "In an area of 90000 square meters, this year's TIBF is hosting more than 2800 publishers including 180 foreign publishers. By now, over 3 million people have visited defer and it is anticipated that the number of the visitors will reach to almost 5 million."
Qatari Culture Minister for his part stressed on boosting cultural ties between the two neighboring country of Iran and Qatar. Referring to the extent of TIBF, he said: “Tehran International Book Fair is a fine book event and the variety of its sections manifest its grandiose.”
As the top Iranian book event, TIBF has millions of visitors every year, including thousands of university students, scholars, and their families. A huge number of national visitors along with international exhibitors from different countries make this event one of the unique cultural events.
It is the first time after two years that Tehran International Book Fair is planned to be held in both physical presence and virtual.
Earlier, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, two editions of Tehran Virtual Book Fair were held for the first time in our country to meet the demands of Iranian publishers, authors, translators, book activists and of course people. The virtual event was born out of TIBF.
This year's fair is displaying more than 30,000 titles of books published in 27 countries including the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, the United States, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, India, Turkey, Italy, France, South Korea, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Tunisia, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Serbia, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Mexico and Bosnia are countries which will showcase their books in 33rd TIBF.
The International section of TIBF is an appropriate forum for those who have sold the rights of their books to international publishers or intend to do so; those Iranian publishers who have published books in foreign languages for international markets as well as those Iranian publishers and literary agencies interested in purchasing the rights of foreign books for publishing them in Persian in Iran.