Tehran Intl. Book Fair seeks to boost Iran’s cultural diplomacy: organizer 

April 17, 2019

TEHRAN – The director of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair said on Wednesday that the fair seeks to improve Iran’s cultural diplomacy.

“The main goal of the book fair is to improve Iran’s cultural diplomacy and relations with other countries,” Mohsen Javadi, who is also the deputy culture minister for cultural affairs, said in a press conference held at the Iran Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI). 

Over 800 publishers from about 30 countries, including Japan, Germany, India, Russia, Serbia, Lebanon and Armenia, are scheduled to attend the book fair, which will open on April 24 and will run until May 4. 

China, which is the special guest of the event this year, will participate in the Tehran book fair with 78 publishers and a number of writers, translators and book illustrators.

Photo: The director of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair, Mohsen Javadi, attends a press conference in Tehran on April 17, 2019 to brief the media about the event. (Mehr/Maryam Kamyab) 

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