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16th Tehran International Book Fair opens

16th Tehran International Book Fair opened on Saturday in presence of President Mohammad Khatami, IRNA reported from Tehran.

Publishers from 35 world countries are putting on display their latest works at the exhibition which is being set up with the motto of "Book, Child and Family". Some 1,963 domestic publishers are also attending the book fair.

Publishers from Palestine, Tunisia, Mexico, Austria, Canada, Pakistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Oman, Uruguay, Egypt, Afghanistan, Armenia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Britain, US, Spain, Switzerland, Venezuela, Italy, India, Holland, France and Germany are taking part in the 16th Tehran International Book Fair.

Regional and International organizations including the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the UN Educational, Social, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are also displaying their works at the book fair.

Meanwhile, the selected publishers of the year will be awarded by the Iranian president during the inaugural ceremony this morning.

The book exhibition will continue its work at the Permanent site of Tehran International Fair until May 14.

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