0808 GMT December 14, 2019
Iran Cultural Fairs Institute and the Cultural Center of the Islamic Republic in Serbia participated in the fair which was held in an area of 30,000 sq.m, IBNA wrote.
In this edition of the fair — the biggest and oldest literary event in southeastern Europe — 483 publishers are directly involved while 440 publishers participated through publishing institutions and other literary and cultural centers. The publishers displayed 158,128 book titles published during 2014 and 2015.
The inaugural ceremony, which was attended by a large number of officials and cultural, literary and artistic figures from Serbia as well as a number of foreign political and cultural representatives residing in Belgrade, was addressed by Natalya Narochnitskaya, a prominent Russian artist and writer whose country was the Guest of Honor, and Emir Kusturica, a leading filmmaker and famous Serbian author.
Iranian Ambassador to Serbia Majid Fahimpour and Iran's cultural attaché in Serbia were also present in the opening ceremony.
The 60th Belgrade International Book Fair began on October 25.