Book helps develop cultural ties, science

In a statement at the closing ceremony of the 31st Tehran International Book Fair on Wednesday, Abbas Salehi said that the fair is the biggest cultural and social event from different perspectives since no event is able to attract such a large number of visitors in a 10-day time span, IRNA reported.

Based on figures, over half a million individuals visited the fair only on Thursday and Friday, he said.

The official appreciated Iran's First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri for creating conditions for the participation of international publishers in the event.

The 31st Tehran International Book Fair opened May 2 and ended on May 12. This year the fair promoted the motto 'No to Not Reading Books'.

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