March 15, The Iran Project – Deputy Director of the 30th Tehran International Book Fair has announced that Iran will attend Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) 2017 as a special guest.
In a meeting with Beijing Book Fair’s organizers, Amir Masoud Shahramnia stressed Iran and China’s proper capacities for the expansion of cultural ties, adding Iran, being a special guest, has a suitable opportunity to expand cultural cooperation so the two countries’ publishers and writers can easily exchange their information and properly use of each other’s capacities.
Tehran and Beijing have very good economic relations, noted Iran’s director of Cultural Exhibitions Institute, stating so they should try to develop their cultural ties too.
Referring to the two thousand year old relationship between Iran and China via the Silk Road, Department Head in Charge of Imports from the Chinese State Press and Publication Administration of Radio and Television Jiang Maoning also stressed that we are looking to expand the two countries’ cultural ties.
Moreover, the two sides discussed about exchanging free stand with an area of 500 square meters between the two book fairs, and decided to sign the agreement during the 30th Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) in May 2017.
The twenty-fourth Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) takes place on 5 days from August 23 to 27, 2017 in Beijing.