5th Cambodia Book Fair Conducted Successfully

The 5th Cambodia Book Fair, held at the National Library, Phnom Penh on Dec. 2-4, 2016 under the theme "Instill reading, Inspire writing", ended with successful result.

This annual event, officially opened under the presidency of H.E. Khieu Kanharith, Minister of Information, attracted local exhibitors with a total of 65 booths.

H.E. Khieu Kanharith expressed his support and encouragement to the local writers for more book publications in the future. He also voiced his support to the creation of an assessment group so as to improve the quality and popularity of publications.

H.E. Minister noted a surge in reading among the Cambodian youth, adding that at least 10,000 books are published annually.

Ms. Klot Vibola, Director the National Library, said this event is held annually in order to promote the culture of reading and writing.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press