Friday, February 09, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid outlines the value of literacy and literary arts


His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid presented with the International Book Fair Documents

Casablanca, February 8, 2007 - His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid embarked upon a mission to promote reading, encourage writing, and amplify an awareness of literacy and the literary arts in our multinational society as he inaugurated the 13th edition of the Casablanca International Book Fair.
The popular royal, who is an advocate of youth empowerment, brightly conveys the profundity of this event as a virtue to develop works of the young creators as the event features at least 60 young Moroccan writers.His Royal Highness seized the opportunity to network and to meet with the international publishing community to promote the dialogue between the writers, the publishers and the professionals with the readers. On this occasion, His Royal Highness visited the stand of the French community of Belgium-Wallonia-Brussels, the guest of honor. His Royal Highness also visited the stands of France and Saudi Arabia.
His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid who has been a tireless champion for Morocco, for its part, Minister of Culture Mohamed Achaâri presented to His Royal Highness documents concerning the International Book Fair.
13th edition of Casablanca International Book Fair takes place from 9 to 18 February 2007 under the theme: “The Moroccan Creation: New Tendencies”. Casablanca International Book Fair has developed into a large-scale international book fair with an exhibiting area of 19.000 square meters with publishing units from 59 countries or regions participated.

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