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Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Culture Ministry Celebrates Sinai Liberation Day  In The Governorates of Egypt

Various celebrations on  the commemoration of the liberation Day of Sinai. Abdel Dayem: various  activities , presented for free , to  clarify the feelings of pride and belonging on the occasion of the liberation of Sinai. Minister of Culture , Dr. Enas Abdel-Dayem,  confirmed that all sectors of the ministry organize a variety of events on the occasion of Egypt's celebrations of  Sinai Liberation, in which we remember  our  pride and happiness with  liberating , the land of " turquoise"  and with the return of a precious part  to Egypt . on Wednesday, April 24, at 8 Pm , On the open Theater of  the Opera House, the Coral of " Children and Youth of Center for Talent Development"  presents a series of national works that formed the conscience of the Egyptian and Arab people and performed  by our  greatest singers, in addition to presenting some modern melodies , with cinematic scenes about the Egyptian heroism. It is worthy of note that , on 25 April  at 9 Pm ,  Salah Jahin Theater -  subjected to The Artistic House of Folk And Theater -presents some of the most  important national songs in the frame work of the ministry celebrations of Sinai Liberation day, performed by " The National Ensemble For Folk Music  "stares , the melodies of Dr. Osama Zaghloul and directed by Tarek Hassan.     Furthermore, Al -Hanager Center for Arts Theater , presents a  documentary film - in cooperation with " Golden Men"  Foundation-  which tells some of the stories of the heroism of our  veterans.   Moreover, The National Theater for Child presents a spectacle entitled " The crossing and victory " by Mohammed Al-Khouli and Sahina Ya Sena, " Sehina Ya Asyadna " Written by Khamis Ezz Al Arab , presented on  the Cultural Garden Theater in Sayeda Zeinab - as part of the Initiative "  Know Your Army " That was launched by Cultural Production Sector.   As for The General Organization of Culture Palaces  , it  has prepared a cultural and artistic program in the various regions of Egypt, including :-  seminars, lectures, readings activities , poetry evenings, artistic workshops , screening  documentary films focusing  on the eternal Egyptian victories

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Monday 22 April, 2019

Minister of Culture Meets With The Armenian Ambassador In Cairo

Abdel Dayem: An Egyptian cultural week in Armenia and a cooperation protocol  in the field of translation and libraries. Minister of Culture, Dr. Enas Abdel-Dayem ,met  with Ambassador Karen Krikorian, Ambassador of Armenia in Cairo, to discuss the ways of enhancing intellectual and artistic relations between the two countries. During the meeting, Abdel-Dayem pointed to the strong relations between Egypt and Armenia, stressing that it was agreed to organize an Egyptian cultural week in Armenia, which will  include many different activities that reflect all forms of creativity in the two societies. In addition to organizing a cooperative protocol in the fields of libraries and translation to spread the different types  of the    valuable  intellectual trends in the two countries. For his part, Ambassador of Armenia praised Egypt's pivot role in the enlightenment movement throughout history - as the oldest civilization on earth, referring to the role of culture and arts in building bridges of communication among nations . He also praised the intensive creative activities currently taking place in Egypt

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Saturday 20 April, 2019

The Minister of Culture Announces The increase Of The Value of Cairo International Prize for Arab Fiction Creativity And The Publication of Its whole Works

  The Minister of Culture launched the 7th Cairo International Forum for Arab Fiction Creativity. Abdel Dayem: The charm  of the novel urges us to develop and raise the  awareness,   it  also brings together the great local and regionally creators . Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem , Minister of Culture, launched the 7th Cairo International Forum for Arab Fiction Creativity, organized by The Supreme Council of Culture, headed by Dr. Said El Masry, under the title of " The Novel In The Information Age" ,  The forum will last for five days until 24 April. The forum was attended by Dr. Jaber Asfour, and more than 260 Egyptian and Arab writers and critics. Abdel Dayem announced the increase of the prize of the forum to 250 Thousand  pounds , in addition to publishing of the forum  whole work. Abdel Dayem dedicated this edition to the famous Sudanese novelist Tayeb Saleh, who enriched the art of Arabic novel , stressing  the determination to continue to organize the forum on time , as a forum that has creative participation and it brings together the great writers on the  Local and regional level ,   the participation aims at discussing and highlighting  the features of Arab thought , hopes and aspirations . In addition to  proposing new treatments for the challenges and issues facing our country. She  pointed out that the art of novel is one of the distinctive forms of the literary genres, which carries messages of conscience that deal with life in all its aspects in an elegant and eloquent manner, pointing out that its luster is a tool for education, knowledge and development of awareness. For his part, Dr. Said Masri said that the forum is a new platform for spreading novel creativity and critical research. He expressed his happiness with the large number of applications of participation from all Arab countries, stressing on achieving the good representation of all the kinds  and trends of the art of novel, with good participation  of creators from different generations. Dr. Jaber Asfour said that the birth idea of the forum came 20   years ago during the  preparation for the celebration of Najib Mahfouz for gaining  Nobel Prize - the prize that publicized and translated the Arabic novel into different languages. Saeed  Yakteen  delivered the speech on behalf of the novelists and participants. He stressed that the topics of the forum in this edition reflect the evolution of the novel's art , its adaptation to the modern changes, renewing and   new treatment of our issues. The 7 th  Cairo International forum for Arab Novelist Creativity presents many events, meetings and round tables discussing major topics, including :- "The amazing progress in the sciences of communication and the novel" , " the transformation of communication tools into novel material" , " the impact of information platform on novel construction" ,"  the impact of modern media on the novel of science fiction and fantasy, " novel and overlap" , " The Arab Novel in the Age of the Image - Graphic Novel", " The  Experimental Features in the Modern Arabic Novel" , " The Future of Narration " , " Arts in the Arab Novel" , " Criticism and Transformations of Narration in the Arab Novel" ,"  The present and future questions in the modern Arabic novel" , " the transformations of the narrative language in the modern Arabic novel" , " the literature of Al-Tayeb Saleh " and others. The it is worthy of note that The Minister of Culture has issued a decision to form a scientific committee to prepare the seventh Edition  of the forum under the supervision of the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Culture , that was headed  by Dr. Jaber Asfour and the membership of :- Ibrahim Abdel Majeed, Osman Osman, Dr. Hussein Hamouda, Dr. Khairy Duma, Saeed Salem, And the writer Yusuf al-Qaid

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Saturday 20 April, 2019

The Minister of Culture Votes In The Referendum Of The Constitutional Amendments

This morning , The Minister of Culture, Dr. Enas Abdel-Dayem, voted in the referendum of the constitutional amendments in Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Experimental School in Sheikh Zayed City. She praised the good organization and the  fast procedures of the voting process, stressing that participation in the referendum is a duty of  all Egyptians to complete the mission  of building our  nation , to achieve  safety and  prosperity,   especially that Egypt went through steady steps towards  development and welfare .Abdel Dayem also praised the huge Public turnout  in the Referendum locations  especially in the early hours of the voting process . Moreover,  she  urged the masses of Egyptians to participate and vote to let the world witness a new bright history written by Egyptians to build the new future of Egypt .

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Monday 15 April, 2019

The Ministry of Culture Declares Its Solidarity With The French People In The Incident of Fire Engulfed The  Historic Tower Notre Dame Cathedral

  The Egyptian Ministry of Culture has expressed its solidarity with the great French people in the incident of fire of the historic tower Notre Dame Cathedral, which has a great  historic and spiritual symbolism that dates back to 700 years. Furthermore, Dr. Inas Abdel Dayem, The Minister of Culture ,  affirmed her support with the friendly French people and the  French government that has  distinguished and historical relations with Egypt which can not forget its noble initiatives  , especially in the field of protecting and safeguarding the Egyptian human heritage . She added that Egypt has the total confidence in the French capabilities to revive this historic religious edifice to its previous glimmering.

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Friday 12 April, 2019

Abdel Dayem Attended  " Dihka Li Misr",  And " Tarnimat Al Falah Al- Fasseh" , Honoring 10 Directors of Al- Comedy Theater In The Inauguration of  Al- Ayem

  The Comedy Theater sets up a new constitution for laughter and Al- Shabab Theater, for the first time, specifies a  hall for " sign language translation"     *The Minister of Culture launches the beginning of the activities  of Al- Ayem Theater  . * standing a mourning moment  for the death of Mahmoud Al- Gendy  at the opening of the floating theater Abdel-Dayem: Al- Ayem plays  strategy  aims to raise awareness and to present many services for those with special abilities. The Ministry of Culture restored the life of Al- Ayem Theater in Manial after three-years of halt, where Dr. Inas Abdel-Dayem, Minister of Culture, launched the start of the beginning  of the performances in the two halls  of AL- comedy theater, which carry  the name of the late director Mr. Al- Sayed Rady- After their development and rehabilitation . the inauguration was attended by  Ahmed Fouad, Deputy Governor of Cairo for the Southern Region, Khaled Jalal, Head of Cultural Production Affairs Sector, Ismail Mokhtar, Head of the Theater Artistic House, Dr. Adel Abdo-  Head Of the Artistic House of Folklore, Adel Hassan - Director Of Al Shabab Thaeter   , Ehab Fahmi Al-Comedy Theater Director  and an array of playwrights and  critics . In her speech , Abdel Dayem said that the art of theater is one of the most important tools of Egypt's soft power to  reflect dreams and aspirations. It also highlights the issues facing the society to overcome them. She pointed out that the plan of Al- Ayem  spectacles aims to raise awareness , develop thoughts and allow young creative people to express themselves in an  appropriate way for the Egyptian families, it also restore the  spirit of human relations among , defeating the negative impact of the social networking sites. She also praised specifying, for the first time ,  a private hall for sign language translation to translate performances into sign language through screens,  prepared in cooperation with " Asmauna Foundation " headed by  Dr. Mohamed Fathy who affirmed that they  study this experience to be  generalized in all theaters of the State, praising the efforts that have been made throughout the preparation of the theater and were successfully shown in the inauguration. During the ceremony, the audience stood up  a mourning moment for the departure of the artist Mahmoud El-Gendy. Afterwards,  The Minister of Culture honored a number of former theater directors and the names of :- the late Said Rady and Ahmed El Sayed, Magdy Mujahid, Riad El Khouly, Medhat Youssef, Ahmed Abdel Aziz, Mohamed Mahmoud, Aida Fahmy , Magdy Sobhy  And  Mohamed El Shafei. Furthermore, Abdel Dayem attended  the spectacles of : Dihka Li Misr" And" written by Riham Abdel Hamid, poetry by Tarek Ali and directed by Walid Al-Shahawi. The spectacle  represented a number of the most important Egyptian comedians, and " Tarnima Al-Falah Al-Fasih" - produced by the Youth Theater, composition  and poems of Mohammed Hamad and directed by Saeed Salman. The opening ceremony included presenting a 10 minutes documentary film produced by The National Center for Theater, Music and Folklore, followed by presenting a musical concert for " Brass Sound Band" –which includes a distinguished group of students of the Academy of Arts. In addition to  short live scenes of the most important works of the theater along with fireworks .

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Friday 12 April, 2019

The Minister of Culture Agrees To Issue Encyclopedias For Writers And Creators

Dr. Inas Abdel-Dayem, Minister of Culture and Dr. Said El Masry, Secretary-General of The Supreme Council of Culture, met with the story committee and its reporter and the writer Youssef Al-Qayad who thanked them for the success of the first Edition of " Female Writers' Forum" , in which 16 female figures  - in literature, science, media , social sciences -  were honored . He also praised the role of The Supreme Council  of Culture in formulating the policies that serve creativity and promote cultural work to achieve  modern developments in the modern era and to serve the Egyptian citizen. During the meeting, many suggestions  and projects,  aiming at stimulating writers and innovators,  were discussed, including organizing :-  seminars, literary evenings , readings in the work of some Egyptian and Arab writers, as part of the coming  conference of novel and the study of the possibility of converting some of the great literary novels to theatrical performances in cooperation with the cultural production sector. The committee members have a set of ideas, including publishing literary encyclopedias to document the narratives production , the creation of an electronic database issued by the Council about  all figures and pioneers  of thought, literature, art and social sciences to be a guide for the public and researchers. For her part the Minister of Culture directed to generalize this  idea to all the committees of the Council , in addition to renewing  a prize for the realization of heritage. Moreover, the meeting  tackled  many other issues related to the development of publishing policies. Abdel Dayem  called for communication with the writers in the provinces through , benefiting from its theaters distributed in all the provinces of Egypt. She also called for setting a new strategic vision for the future to achieve the cultural and literary  expansion  in various governorates, pointing to the need to put standards for the selection of works nominated for publication to be valuable for different generations of creators, stressing that Egypt and the Ministry of Culture will continue to support young creators by publishing their work and empower them culturally .    

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Wednesday 10 April, 2019

The Ministry of Culture Re-inaugurates The Theaters of Al- Ayem  And A- Comedy  After 3 Years Of Halt .

  Abdel - Dayem: Al Ayem  is an addition to the enlightenment edifices in Egypt. At 7:00 pm on Thursday, 11 April ,Dr. Enas Abdel-Dayem , Minister of Culture, inaugurated Al- Ayem Theater in El-Manial  District after three years of halt to complete the process of their development and rehabilitation. The ceremonies were attended by  Dr. Khaled Galal, Head of Cultural Production Affairs, artist Ismail Mokhtar, Head of Theater Artistic House, artist Ehab Fahmy , Director of Al- Comedy Theater and an array of artists, critics. Abdel-Dayem stressed the importance of the role of theater in building society, refining conscience and combating extremism, explaining that Al- Ayem Theater is  one of the castles of Egyptian creativity that was restored to life by youth – the fuel of Egyptian theater who carries the flame of enlightenment to the audience with their creative ideas and inventions , referring to   Egypt's leadership in the Middle East theater movement and to the Egyptian immortal works that made the  history of theater . For his part, Ismail Moukhtar said that the sound and lighting devices has been updated in Al- Ayem theater , taking  into account the requirements and precautions of civil protection, plus,  the inaugurating ceremony witnessed several activities starting from  the external Square  by presenting  : - a musical paragraph by " Brass Sound Band"  , including a distinguished group of students of the Academy of Arts ,  a live show of the Comedy Museum , a show of fire crackers  . As for The comedy theater, the activities included presenting a  10-minute documentary film produced by "The National Center for Theater, Music and Folklore"  which deals with the history of AL Ayem Theater and scenes of the most important performances, followed by delivering an opening speeches, followed by presenting a spectacle of " Dihka Li Misr" written by Riham Abdel Hamid, poems by Tarek Ali and directed by Walid Al-Shahawi . At 9 pm in the small theater (youth theater), ) The Minister of Culture inaugurated " Ismaouna – Hear us " Hall specialized to people with special abilities, followed by presenting the theatrical Performance " Hymn of Al-Falah Al-Fasih" produced by "Youth Theater" , written by Mohammed Hamad , directed by Saeed Salman. Moukhtar noted that The show strategy includes the  contemporary societal concerns and keens to give  young artists the opportunity to advertise themselves. It is worthy of note that Al- Ayem  Theater was specified to  the two troupes of " The Comic Theater " and " Youth Theater "  . they includes  two large stages  accommodates  480 seats  and the small ones accommodates 250 seats . "The Comic Theater Troupe " was established in 1963 and its performances were presented on Mohamed Farid Theater, it was headed by pioneers directors including Saed Rady , Essam El Sayed and Magdy Mujahid. Many special plays were presented on it including :- " Matloub Zawga Halan" , Misa Al Kheir Misr" " Al- Mihata - the station" , " Mouled SIdi Al Moureb – The birth of Sir Tyrannical"  , " |Al Maowdou kabir Awy- It Is A big Deal" and " Al- Bahlawanat- The Clowns " . AS for The youth theater , it was founded by Dr. Abdel Hamid Radwan, former Minister of Culture, in 1982,  it was  directed by Rashad Osman, this theater aimed at dealing with the youth issues and problems . this theater was directed by many great names including :- Mahmoud El-Alfi, Mostafa El-Demerdash, Abdelghani Zaki, Mohsen Moselhi Hisham Attwa , Osama Rauf King and Akram Mustafa Mohammed.   

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Wednesday 10 April, 2019

The Minister of Culture Meets With The Governor of Ismailia And Lieutenant General Mamesh

Abdel-Dayem discusses with Osman a number of cultural projects in Ismailia. The Minister of Culture, Inas Abdel-Dayem, met Hamdi Othman, Ismaili Governor, Eng. Mahab Mameish, Chairman of Suez Canal Authority and Head of the General Authority for Economic Affairs in Canal region, this meeting was  before inaugurating the 21 Th Edition of  Ismailia Festival For Documentary And Short Films, to discuss a number of cultural projects and intensify the artistic, intellectual and literary activities that serve the sons of Ismailia in the villages and centers of the province. The meeting was attended by Dr. Khaled Abdel-Jalil, Head of The National Center For Cinema, Dr. Ashraf Zaki, Head of The Academy of Arts, Dr. Ahmed Awwad, Head Of The General Organization of Cultural Palaces  and a number of popular and executive leaders of  Ismailia  Governorate.

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Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Minister of Culture and Governor of Ismailia launched The 21st Edition of Ismailia  International Festival For Documentary And Short Films

  Minister of Culture: The festival used Suez Canal as a communicative  bridge  to link  the world. Dr. Inas Abdel-Dayem, Minister of Culture and Major General Hamdi Osman, Governor of Ismailia, inaugurated the 21 Edition of Ismailia International Festival of Documentary And Short Films, which was dedicated to the late director Attiyat El-Aboudi and it  will present its activities from 10 to 16 April at the Ismailia Culture Palace. The ceremonies were attended by  Mhab Mamesh  - Chairman of Suez Canal Authority, Dr. Khaled Abdel Jalil, Head of the National Cinema Center , critic Issam Zakaria, the president of the festival and  a number of popular and executive leaders in the governorate, public figures, artists, critics and leaders of The Ministry of Culture. Abdel-Dayem affirmed that Egypt has communicated with  the world Suez Canal. Thus, Ismailia International Festival for documentary and short films is another way of building a bridges of communication with the different countries. This edition coincides with Egypt celebration with its  the presidency  of the African Union and the celebrations of Egypt – France year, where the festival specified two sections, one for the films of the African countries and the other for French movies , to celebrate these two occasions. The Minister of culture also  thanked all those who contributed to the preparation and of this edition . For his part, Major General Hamdi Osman said that Ismailia Festival for documentary and short films carries important cultural and artistic messages that bring together many countries of the world in one of the precious parts of Egypt- Ismailia , which is currently witnessing great interest embodied in mega projects and huge investments. Afterwards , The Minister of Culture honored three figures  of documentary and short film industry:-  Lebanese director Burhan Alawiya – delivered to  his son Najib Ashkar, Muizi Najangura (Congo) and cinematographer Said Shimi (Egypt). The opening ceremony, which was presented by the great artist Samir Sabry and directed by Hisham Attouh, included presenting a short film that included scenes of the most important works participating in this edition , followed by presenting an operetta " A Message of Peace from the Turquoise  land " , performed by  the young singer Yahya Yaqoub . The operetta  was attended by  Massad Fouda, director Omar Abdel Aziz, Dr. Hisham Abdel Khalek, Dr. Ashraf Zaki, Head of the Academy of Arts, Dr. Ahmed Awwad, Head of the General Organization of Culture Palaces. It is worthy of note that this edition includes the participation of 150 films from 51 foreign and Arab countries .

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Monday 08 April, 2019

The Minister of Culture Honors The Symbols of 1919 revolution

Abdel - Dayem: The revolution of 1919 produced creative forms that have positively affected the national conscience. In the framework of the Ministry of culture celebrations of  1919 revolution, Dr. Inas Abdel Dayem, The Minister of culture, honored the names of 17 of the figures of the revolution, which was a crucial moment in the modern history of Egypt. This was in the festivity held by the Cultural Production Sector, headed by khaled Galal, it was attended by  a number of public, media figures and leaders of The Ministry of Culture. In her  declaration , Abdel Dayem said that our interest to revolution reflects The Egyptians' passion for knowing the history and its symbols , stressing that it was a model of awareness and social mobility aimed at promoting the nation in the modern era. It succeeded in changing the face of Egypt and created an educated national elite, plus, it produced  creative forms that positively affected the conscience. For his part, the head of the cultural production sector 1919 said that we are proud of 1919 revolution and its names that wrote our  bright history .  Honoring the symbols who have curved their names in the history of as a model of  national pride. The Minister of Culture handed over certificates of appreciation and commemorative medals to the names of:-  former Egyptian Prime Minister Mahmoud Fahmy El Noqrashy  - delivered to  his son Hani, Fakhry Abdel Nour, one of the founders of Al Wafd Party – delivered to his Dr. Mounir, Wissa Wassef, former head of  The People  Assembly  -delivered to his grandson Dos, Makram Ebeid - received by his nephew Sameh Fekri, Abdul Rahman Beck Fahmy - received by his son Salah ,Ibrahim Pasha Abaza,former  Minister of Social and Foreign Affairs - received by his daughter Huda Abaza , Women's activist Hoda Shaarawy - received by her granddaughter Senna Shaarawy, Dr. Mohamed Sabry El-Sorbouni ,Secretary of the Egyptian delegation in Paris - received by her granddaughter Mona Sourboni. Mohamed Kamel Selim, secretary of the leader Saad-   Zaghloul- received by his nephew Mohammed Abu El-Enein, priest. Mark Sergius, the preacher of the  revolution in Al-Azhar Mosque - received by his granddaughter Wajdi, Sheikh Mustafa Al-Qayati -received by his grandson, Counselor Omar, the artist Badia Khairy –received by  his granddaughter Attia, George Bek Al-Khayyat , friend of  Saad Zaghloul – received by his granddaughter Dina al-Khayat, Sheikh Yunis al-Qadi, poet of the revolution- received by his granddaughter Iman Mehran. It is worthy of note that the celebration included presenting a musical concert  for the orchestra led by Maestro Georges Qlata , including  a collection of the most famous national musical works associated with the period of the 1919  Revolution, as well as a number of contemporary works such as" Ana Al- Misry -  I am Egyptian", " Balh Zaghloul- Young  Dates"  , " Teslamy ya Misr"  ," Baladna " and others. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Khaled Sorour, Head of the Plastic Arts Sector, Dr. Ashraf Zaki, Head of the Academy of Arts, Dr. Adel Abda, Head of the Artistic  House for Popular and Performing Arts, Ahmed Shaker, Director of National Theater and Artist Yassir Sadiq, Head of the National Center for Theater.

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Friday 05 April, 2019

The Minister of Culture Visits Alexandria International Book Fair , Deciding To Re-organize It To Meet The Desire of The Audience And Publishers In The Summer  

 Abdel Dayem: hosting the book Fair , in Al- Thagr City,  enriches  the Egyptian and international cultural movement  and " Family Library"  produces enlightened thought. Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem , Minister of Culture and Dr. Haitham El-Hajj, Head of the Egyptian General Book Organization, inspected the pavilions of  Alexandria International Book Fair, held in cooperation with Alexandria Library , headed by Dr. Mostafa El-Feki. Abdel Dayem praised the public turnout and interaction with all the presented activities, especially for young people. Abdel-Dayem decided to re-hold the book fair in response to the desire of the audience  and publishers during the summer season to satisfy the millions, from of different provinces,  who visit Alexandria at that time . She said that " family library" Series  , which is one of the most important sources of enlightened thought in Egyptian society, published  200 new titles ,costing from 2.030 to 20 Egyptian pounds each . She added that hosting an international  book Fair  in Al- Thagr , in cooperation with Bibliotheca Alexandrina, will open new horizons of knowledge for the people of the province and will achieve one of the goals of the culture strategy aimed at spreading enlightenment throughout Egypt, noting that the titles presented highlight the richness of cultural mobility in Egypt as well as creating various constructive intellectual approaches on the international level For his part , Dr. Haitham Al-Haj said that the sales rate of our Organization  was close to 250.000 Pounds, increasing of 100,000 pounds compared to  last year, this reflects the high awareness and the return of the prestige of book as the most important source of knowledge. It is worthy of note that Alexandria International Book Fair is located on an area of ​​3200 meters square, including  101 pavilions with the participation of 120 Egyptian and foreign publishers ,  in addition to the sectors of The Ministry of Culture, where the wing of the Book Organization  presents  its various publications , series , a collection of translated books, , children's books ,  family library books , in addition to the artistic and cultural activities for an array of Alexandria Artists and intellectuals , including activities for children , workshops, puppets theater and Aragoz show .  

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