Indonesian embassy to take part in book fair
January 09 2022 10:22 PM
The Indonesian embassy sent about a hundred titles on multiple topics, from literature, religion, po
The Indonesian embassy sent about a hundred titles on multiple topics, from literature, religion, politics, and children's books, as well as fiction and nonfiction books and novels for DIBF.

Doha

The Indonesian embassy in Doha is participating in the Doha International Book Fair (DIBF) for the first time, inviting several publishers to introduce Indonesia's literary treasures.
The event, set to be held from January 13 to 22 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention
 

Indonesian ambassador Ridwan Hassan
Centre (DECC), is one of the largest and oldest book-related events in the region and held annually under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. This year, DIBF launched “Knowledge is Light” as a slogan that reflects the Islamic tradition of reading and learning.
“Books and literature play a significant role in our diplomatic relations, especially when it comes to people-to-people contact so we are enthusiastic to be a part of this event,” Indonesian ambassador Ridwan Hassan said in a statement.
According to the embassy, there are numerous manuscripts and books from Indonesia that have not yet been explored by Middle Eastern readers and publishers.
In addition, the embassy noted that Qatar has a lot of insightful books as well that may also be beneficial to the Indonesian people in many ways. In this case, the translation of those books would be a bridge of understanding between Qatar and Indonesia.
“As the strong relationship between Indonesia or the Nusantara and the countries in the Middle East has lasted for centuries, books can be windows for both parties to see and understand how deep, rich and diverse our relationship is," the envoy said.
The embassy sent about a hundred titles on multiple topics, from literature, religion, politics, and children's books, as well as fiction and nonfiction books and novels for DIBF.
Pertaining to the appointment of Indonesia as the partner country for Qatar’s Year of Culture in 2023, the embassy sees it as an opportunity to bring cultural co-operation between the two countries.
“We are very excited to be the partner country on the 2023 Year of Culture. Our participation in this Book Fair would be a perfect warming up before Qatar-Indonesia Year of Culture to be kicked off in 2023,” Hassan added.



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