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The 17th Amman Interna-tional Book Fair will kick off on October 4 with a “specialised cultural programme”, Jordanian Publishers Union (JPU) Chairman Fathi Al Biss said at a press conference.
Biss said that the 10-day fair, which will host representatives from the United Arab Emirates as the guest of honour, will feature Amman as the 2017 capital of Islamic culture, under the patronage of his Majesty King Abdullah.
“The book fair is a cultural, educational, enlightening and professional event that reflects the civilised image of Jordan and enhances civil interaction between Jordanians and the Arab and international worlds,” Biss noted.
The organisers have increased the number of participating countries from 15 in 2016 to 19.