MINSK, 28 March (BelTA - SANA Agensy). - Syria participated in the 29th edition of the Minsk International Book Fair, which took place this year from March 23 to 27.
The Syrian pavilion in the Fair, organized by the Syrian Embassy in Minsk, with the participation of the branch of the National Union of Syrian Students in Belarus, includes a collection of books, publications and cultural and tourist brochures which are available at the Embassy in Arabic and Russian, as well as paintings, photos, handicrafts and traditional clothing that express the history and civilization of Syria.
Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei and Information Minister Vladimir Bertsov visited the pavilion and expressed their admiration of its exhibits, wishing for continued and increased participation in the coming year.
Mouhammad Al-Omrani, Syrian Ambassador to Belarus, stressed the importance of consolidating cultural and economic relations between the two friendly countries.
In addition to Syria, 222 publishing houses from 12 countries and some embassies accredited in the Belarusian capital participated in the Fair.