Spain is expected to participate in the 52nd Cairo International Book Fair in Egypt, which will run from June 30 to July 15, according to the Spanish Embassy in Egypt.
The show will take place at the Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC) in New Cairo.
Spain’s participation in this important cultural event aims to strengthen ties with Egyptian and Arab publishers, taking into account Egypt’s pioneering role in the book industry in the Arab world.
Egypt is also a center for Arabic translation and publication of books written in foreign languages.
Ramon Gil Casares, Spanish Ambassador to Egypt, will attend the inauguration of the fair, where he will present two books representative of Spanish-Egyptian cooperation to the Egyptian authorities.
The books are: the first Spanish-Arabic football dictionary, published by Instituto Cervantes and La Liga; and the guide to the exhibition “Hassan Fathy: Against the Current”, presented at Casa Árabe in Madrid and Cordoba.
In addition to the local involvement, Spain also contributes to the online cultural activities of the Fair which will be broadcast throughout its duration. These activities include an interview with internationally renowned Spanish author María Dueñas, conducted by Egyptian journalist and Hispanist Ahmed Abdulatif.
There will also be a tribute conference to two eminent figures of Arab studies, namely the Spanish-Arab Pedro Martínez Montávez, and Ahmed Mursi, professor and specialist in folklore and popular Arabic literature.
Spain contributes to this important cultural event, which enjoys significant influence in Egypt and the Arab region, to highlight the importance of the Spanish language and culture in the world.
The Spanish language is increasingly present in Egyptian public universities as well as in private universities. Its teaching is supported by the Instituto Cervantes in Cairo and Alexandria, which plays a fundamental role in the dissemination of the Spanish language in Egypt.