The Jordanian ambassador in Cairo thanked President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, for his sponsorship of the Cairo International Book Fair 2023, in its 54th session, expressing his happiness at choosing the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan as a guest of honor at the fair this year.
During the press conference held today to announce the details of the Cairo International Book Fair 2023, the Jordanian ambassador revealed that the Jordanian Ministry of Culture has prepared a program that includes 27 events, including 23 evenings, a seminar and 4 theatrical performances.
Al-Adaileh explained that 5 Jordanian publishers are participating in the Cairo International Book Fair this year, presenting about ten thousand titles, in addition to 250 titles representing the publications of the Jordanian Ministry of Culture.
It is noteworthy that the Egyptian General Book Authority set the price of the electronic ticket to enter the Cairo International Book Fair 2023 in its 54th session, which is scheduled to start on January 25, at the Egypt International Exhibition Center, in the Fifth Settlement, at a value of 5 pounds, and entry is from the VIP portal and all gates, believing in the direction of The Egyptian state towards digital transformation, support for cultural justice, and encouragement of the green initiative using environmentally friendly components. The exhibition receives its visitors daily from 10 am to 8 pm, except for Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 9 pm.
The participation of approximately 1047 Egyptian, Arab and foreign publishers, and the participation of Egyptian ministries and institutions, for example: Ministry of Defense - Ministry of Interior - Administrative Control Authority represented by the National Anti-Corruption Academy - Ministry of Awqaf - Ministry of Youth and Sports - Ministry of Social Solidarity - Al-Azhar Al-Sharif Dar Al Iftaa... and other official institutions, with the participation of 53 countries, including countries participating for the first time, namely: Hungary - the Dominican Republic - and a number of Arab institutions.
For his part, Dr. Ahmed Bahey El-Din said that this year's exhibition witnesses the selection of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan as the guest of honor for the exhibition, and the selection of the name of the creator Salah Jahin, the personality of the exhibition, and the writer Kamel Kilani, the personality of the Child Exhibition, and the countries participating in this year's session are 53 countries.
He stated that the 54th session is being held on an area of 80,000 square meters, with a total area that includes 5 showrooms, and the number of Egyptian and foreign publishers and official bodies reaches 1047 Egyptian, Arab and foreign publishing houses and agencies, divided into 707 Egyptian agencies and publishers, and 340 foreign agencies and publishers.