News ID: 251952
Published: 0317 GMT April 26, 2019

Iran, China ink MoU at Tehran Int’l Book Fair

Iran, China ink MoU at Tehran Int’l Book Fair

Iran’s Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) and Peace Publishing House of China signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) on Friday.

Hamed Rahnama, the institute’s public relations and international affairs director, and Lin Yun, the house’s head, inked the memo at the fair’s Special Guest Programs, a tribute to China.

According to the memorandum, the two institutes will now be more widely involved in the sale and distribution of books and other works of their own.

During the ceremony, the Iranian official said that the IIDCYA has been a pioneer in copyright in Iran and has so far purchased more than 200 books from foreign publishers and sold more than 400 titles to them.

He also introduced various sections of the IIDCYA, presenting a report on the activities and programs of the cultural complex in Iran.

Rahnama said the institute, as a multipurpose organization, started publishing books for children and adolescents since 1965 and now has 1,012 art and culture centers throughout Iran.

Lin said the house is the subsidiary of the Jiangxi Publishing Group in China, which was founded in 1993 and has more than 130 affiliates and 10,000 employees.

The Peace Publishing House was founded in 1985 and operates in the field of publishing books for children and adolescents for the age group up to 18, and publishes 300 new titles and republishes 600 each year.

The memorandum is aimed at introducing exponentially Iranian books to Chinese children and expand bilateral cooperation.

The 32nd fair, with the motto “Reading Is Ability”, opened on April 24 and will run until May 4 at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Grand Prayers Ground (Mosalla).


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