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Saudi Arabia Set to Captivate Seoul International Book Fair as Guest of Honor

Riyadh, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is gearing up for a grand showcase at the upcoming 66th Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF) 2024. Held under the Korean Publishers Association, the fair takes place from June 26 to 30 at the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul.

Spearheaded by the Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission, Saudi Arabia’s participation will feature a dedicated pavilion brimming with cultural treasures.

The collaboration between the Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission and Ithra has yielded a significant outcome – a Korean translation of the Mu’allaqat (The Hanging Odes), a collection of seven renowned pre-Islamic Arabic poems. This translation will be unveiled during the fair, marking a milestone in cultural exchange. The KSGAAL project in Korea will also be launched at SIBF.

Beyond books, the Saudi presence will extend to a captivating Saudi dinner night. This event will tantalize attendees’ taste buds with a diverse culinary journey, featuring delicacies
from various regions of the Kingdom. Guests can also expect a captivating display of traditional Saudi performing arts.

Visitors to the Saudi pavilion can delve into the rich tapestry of the Kingdom’s history and culture through a captivating photographic exhibition. This display will showcase past royal visits to Korea and their impact on cultural and economic ties.

The exhibition will feature photographs of Korean presidents and officials visiting Saudi Arabia, along with images celebrating the Year of the Camel and other aspects of Saudi civilization.

Joining the commission at SIBF are prominent Saudi entities like the Heritage Commission, the Fashion Commission, the Film Commission, the Culinary Arts Commission, the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah), the King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language (KSGAAL), the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), the King Abdulaziz Public Library, the King Fahd National Library, the Saudi Publishing Association, and the Ministr
y of Investment.

Source: Saudi Press Agency