SIBF shines light amid local unrest

SIBF shines light amid local unrest

Unrest in the Middle East is having a negative impact on the book trade throughout the Arab world, Sharjah International Book Fair’s director Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri has said.

Writing in the fair’s official programme, Al Ameri said that for Arab countries importing and exporting books, the war in Syria and unrest in the Middle East was disrupting shipping routes and leading to a rise in costs for publishers. He cited the example of Lebanon, which “cannot ship through Syrian routes” and Egypt, which ships through Jordan and Saudi Arabia. “Shipping is one of the areas affected by what I ca...

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