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Omani Minister of Endowments: Muscat International Book Fair is writing new chapters of development and growth

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The Omani Minister of Endowments, Dr. Muhammad bin Saeed Al-Maamari, confirmed that the Muscat International Book Fair is writing new chapters of brilliant development within the book, publishing and culture industries and is witnessing continuous growth and updates consistent with the finest global developments, pointing out that the exhibition enjoys an international status as a pivotal beacon for cultural and scientific development. For communities.

The Omani Minister of Endowments said in a statement during the opening of the Muscat International Book Fair in its twenty-eighth edition this evening, Wednesday, “We saw elaborate preparations, effective cultural momentum, and remarkable progress by the Omani publishing houses, which were distinguished by providing what is valuable and useful to the Omani and Arab reader alike.”

He added that the increase in the number of countries participating in the Muscat International Book Fair, and the cultural and diverse programs, reflects the continuous efforts of individuals and supporting institutions, and clearly shows the interest paid by the organizers of this event, and is a firm commitment to the continuous improvement and development of this rich cultural event.

He pointed out that the indicators surveyed reinforce this lofty development, and emphasize the noble goal of enhancing knowledge, developing the book market, and enriching the Omani library with the newest and finest publications from international publishing houses, in various scientific and literary fields.

The Muscat International Book Fair is one of the most important cultural events in the Sultanate of Oman, as it represents a great opportunity for meeting, knowledge, cultural dialogues, and the exchange of ideas by hosting an elite group of prominent intellectuals and media professionals to participate in the activities of the cultural scene.

According to the organizers, the exhibition is a prominent cultural platform that seeks in all its sessions to have an appropriate atmosphere for meeting between various cultural, literary and artistic groups. This year’s exhibition witnesses a diversity of various activities organized by the Cultural Committee and government and private agencies.

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