The 35th edition of the Tunis International Book Fair opened Friday and will run till next April 15.
The official opening was attended by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and Minister of Cultural Affairs Mohamed Zine El Abidine.
The Prime Minister seized this opportunity to call on Tunisians to come in large numbers to this annual meeting of the faithful and friends of the book and encourage writers and publishers.
He visited a number of stands including those of the Ministry of National Defence, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and the Directorate General of Prisons and Rehabilitation in addition to the stands of several Tunisian, Arab and foreign publishing houses.
This year’s theme is “Individual Liberties and Equality” and the 2019 edition is marked by the presence of 319 participants, including 116 Tunisians, 121 foreigners from 24 different countries and 12 associations, organisations and institutions.