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6 Feb 2019

Belarus information minister addresses visitors to Minsk International Book Fair

Belarus information minister addresses visitors to Minsk International Book Fair

MINSK, 6 February (BelTA) – Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 26th Minsk International Book Fair Belarus’ Information Minister Alexander Karlyukevich wished visitors to find a very special book at this forum, BelTA has learned. 

“We are happy to see here participants and visitors from many countries of the world. We appreciate those who treat a book, as Maxim Gorky said, as a living fact. We are glad that Russia is the central exhibitor of the fair; it has brought a great amount of books and new cultural projects. I wish all the visitors to the fair to find a very special book,” the minister said.

Chairman of the Belarusian Union of Writers Nikolai Cherginets noted that the Minsk book forum is a kind of test and an end-of-year performance review for writers and publishers. “The forum displays dozens of thousands of publications, so everyone will be able to find something to their liking,” he is convinced.

The 26th Minsk International Book Fair is held under the slogan "More Than Books" from 6 to 10 February. Its main venue is the exposition complex at 14 Pobediteley Avenue. The Minsk International Book Fair features over 400 exhibitors from 35 countries. Some 60,000 people are expected to visit the fair. The organizers of the Minsk International Book Fair are the Information Ministry, the Minsk City Hall and the Belarusian Union of Writers. Co-organizers are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Education Ministry, the Culture Ministry, Belkniga and Makbel book selling companies.

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