The 42nd Kuwait International Book Fair kicked off Wednesday in Kuwait City, which has become a hallmark of the Kuwaiti cultural landscape.
Kuwaiti Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Information, Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah, said at the opening ceremony of the fair that the Kuwait Book Fair is “a hallmark of the Kuwaiti cultural landscape.”
He added that about 500 publishers from 30 countries participated in the fair, which dates back to 1975, has become one of the most important Arab exhibitions.
The director of the exhibition Saad Al-Enezi said this year’s book fair would be special because Kuwait is being celebrated as the 2017 Arab youth capital.
As usual, extracurricular cultural events will be held on the sideline of the book fair to enhance the overall quality of the event, he added.