His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani visited on Wednesday the 33rd Doha International Book Fair, held at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre under the theme "Knowledge Builds Civilisations."

During his tour, the Amir listened to an explanation about the most prominent publishing houses participating in the fair from Qatar and brotherly and friendly countries, and their new releases. He also visited several participating pavilions, notably the pavilion of Oman, the guest of honour of this edition.

His Highness the Amir was briefed on the fair's contributions to stimulating cultural activity locally and regionally. He engaged in conversations with officials and participants about the developments in publishing and culture, as well as the efforts made to promote a culture of reading among various age groups.

His Highness was also briefed on the activities of the 'Doha Children' which offers workshops and activities for children, and booths from children's book publishers.

The Amir was accompanied during the tour by a number of ministers and senior officials. (QNA)
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