Saudi Arabia is guest of honor at New Delhi World Book Fair

Saudi Arabia will be the guest of honor at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2024 (NDWBF), which will be held at the Pragati Maidan in the Indian capital New Delhi from February 10 to 18.

The Kingdom’s participation is within the framework of the deep-rooted historical relations that bring together the two countries. During its participation, Saudi Arabia is expected to present an integrated cultural experience led by the Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission.

Diverse Saudi cultural sectors will be represented by the Heritage Commission, the Music Commission, the Film Commission, the Culinary Arts Commission, and the Fashion Commission, in addition to the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) in order to showcase the Kingdom’s stock of knowledge, heritage, antiquities, culture and arts to the Indian public.

Saudi Arabia’s participation in the book fair will witness the presentation of a diverse cultural programs, including seminars and dialogue sessions, covering several aspects in the cultural, artistic, literary and cognitive fields, with the participation of writers from the Kingdom and local publishing houses to introduce national talents and creativity, as well as to evoke the ancient national culture. Two celebrations will also be held on the sidelines of the participation to introduce Saudi cuisine and the Kingdom’s traditional performing arts.

It is noteworthy that the New Delhi World Book Fair 2024 is one of the most prestigious international book fairs. It was launched for the first time in 1972. More than 600 international publishing houses that bring together the products of the world’s cultures will participate in

the mega book festival. The Fair is organized by National Book Trust of India, under the Ministry of Education.

Saudi Arabia’s participation comes within the framework of the strong fraternal relations between the two friendly countries, and in the context of the Ministry of Culture’s keenness to enhance international cultural exchange as one of its strategic goals that it seeks to achieve under the umbrella of the Saudi Vision 2030.










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