A delegation from Qatar Chamber visited on Wednesday the 31st Doha International Book Fair, held under the slogan ‘Knowledge is Light,’ and will continue until January 22 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.
The delegation was led by QC First Vice-Chairman HE Mohamed bin Ahmed bin Twar Al Kuwari and consisted of Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA) Board Member for International Relations Sheikh Dr. Thani bin Ali Al Thani and Director of Research and Studies Department Nora Al Awlan.
The delegation toured the fair pavilions, accompanied by Director of the Doha International Book Fair, Jassim Albuenain, where they were briefed on the participation of government agencies, various cultural institutions, Qatari, Arab and international publishing houses, and the latest publications, books, artwork, and manuscripts on display, and listened to an explanation of the cultural events accompanying the exhibition.
The Chamber’s team also visited several pavilions of the participating countries and reviewed a number of displayed books and publications.
In a press statement, HE bin Twar Al Kuwari congratulated the organizers of the fair on the great success it made in terms of the organization, the wide turnout and broad participation from visitors and publishers, in addition to the diversity of publishing houses, the number of institutions and ministries involved and the accompanying events and activities.
HE also said that holding the fair under the current circumstances of the Corona pandemic at this remarkable level and with such great participation is an extraordinary achievement.
The fair covers all segments of society of different ages and languages, he noted, adding that the accompanying activities and events enhanced its success and increased the number of visitors.
The current edition presented some new things such as the special pavilion displaying children’s books and establishing special activities for them, he said
It is noteworthy that about 37 countries participated in the book fair, while the number of direct publishers reached 430 and the number of agencies reached 90.