The organizing committee for celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing is led by Information Minister Lilia Ananich and Culture Minister Boris Svetlov. Some 60 events will be held to mark the anniversary.
“Literature plays a crucial role in the resolution of national tasks, preservation of the spiritual legacy, promotion of the dialogue of cultures,” the head of state noted. “Your large-scale forum is a respectable platform for sharing ideas; it brings together many guests from neighboring and distant countries.”
Lilia Ananich noted that the Information Ministry closely monitors the Belarusian information space with the assistance from the Center of Sociological and Political Studies of the Belarusian State University.
We plan to take part in a number of international book fairs, Lilia Ananich said. She noted that the ministry discussed different aspects of the organization of book publishing industry-related roundtables, scientific conferences, and workshops with diplomatic missions.