The 5th International Book Fair was opened on Friday in Arbil city with the participation of 250 publishing houses.
“The fair is an evidence of Kurds’ awareness,” President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani said in the fair’s opening speech as reported by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
He said that books still have an essential role in educating people despite all the technological advancements.
The fair will last for 10 days.
( Aswat Al Iraq )