The Riyadh International Book Fair is coming up and it looks like it will be bigger and better than ever before.
The event is being organized and supervised by the Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission
And the guest of honor is *drumroll* Iraq!
The Culture Minister, Prince Badr, stated: “Selecting Iraq comes in the context of relations between the Saudi and Iraqi peoples, and in the framework of the two countries’ joint efforts to enhance cooperation in all areas of development, including the cultural one.”
— إذاعة الرياض (@Riyadh_Radio) August 23, 2021
He praised the depth and diversity of Iraqi culture which, he said, would enrich the fair.
Iraq’s selection as the guest of honor would also contribute to creating interactions between the Saudi public and Iraqi intellectuals
— بدر بن عبدالله بن فرحان آل سعود (@BadrFAlSaud) August 19, 2021
The fair is scheduled to be held from October 1 to October 10.