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Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) was founded in 1986, hosted by China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Co.,Ltd. It has become the second largest book fair in the world, the most influential book exhibition platform in China and the most international book fair in Asia.
BIBF attracts more than 2600 exhibitors from more than 100 countries and regions every year. It has been committed to copyright trade of foreign publications and digital multimedia publications, import and export and reading promotion in China. BIBF has become a large-scale international publishing exchange event covering books, digital, animation and other industries.
Saudi Arabia is guest of honor at the 2024 Beijing International Book Fair

Saudi Arabia is guest of honor at the 2024 BIBF

The Saudi Authority for Literature, Translation, and Publishing Commission, along with the National Press and Publication Administration of China, had signed a contract in the Chinese capital, Beijing, to host Saudi Arabia as the Guest of Honor at the 2024 Beijing International Book Fair. The signing ceremony was attended by Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Minister of Culture, Dr. Mohammed Hassan Alwan, CEO of the Saudi Commission for Literature, Translation, and Publishing, and Li Hongjun, CEO of the National Press and Publication Administration of China.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Ministry of Culture of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China to bolster collaboration in shared cultural interests. This memorandum aims to strengthen cultural ties between the two nations across various sectors such as museums, cultural heritage, performing arts, visual arts, architecture, design, libraries, and traditional crafts. Moreover, it entails sharing experiences in joint strategic initiatives spanning diverse cultural domains, exchanging policies and organizations pertinent to culture, and participating in mutual festivals and cultural events while streamlining necessary procedures. Additionally, the memorandum encompasses activating artistic residency programs, exchanging experiences in heritage preservation projects, organizing cultural events, fostering scientific cooperation in the cultural realm, and exploring opportunities for collaborative ventures between governmental and non-governmental entities.


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