- Middle East/North Africa
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina announced that Somalia is receiving the first batch of Arabic publications to support its national library and the University of Mogadishu library during an upcoming book fair, as part of a joint Egyptian-Arab campaign.
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Book Fair is slated for March, and 130 publishing houses from 12 different countries are expected to participate.
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina said in a statement Sunday that it is disseminating Arab culture in Somalia to contribute to its education and scientific research efforts, with 500 titles of its own publication.
The statement welcomed Arab cultural institutions that have announced their participation in the campaign, which aims to enrich the two libraries with 50,000 titles, which would be the largest number of books donated to an Arab country.