Cuba participates for the first time in the 6th Baku International Book Fair that opens today in the capital of Azerbaijan.

Alfredo Nieves Portuondo

The Cuban stand shows works related to the history, literature, art and architecture of the Greater Antilles.

The Cuban ambassador to this Caucasian nation, Alfredo Nieves Portuondo, commented on his twitter account that it is dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the foundation of Havana.

During the opening day at the Cuban stand there was a meeting with students of foreign languages and Azeri intellectuals.

The inauguration was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister, Ali Ahmadov and the Minister of Culture, Abulfas Garayev, who visited the Cuban exhibition during their tour of the fairgrounds.

Abulfas Garayev said in his speech that the book occupies an important place in the history of the Azerbaijani people and that the event opened the doors to 22 foreign countries.

He stressed that this edition is dedicated to the 650th anniversary of the birth of the great poet of Azerbaijan, Nasimi.

For his part, the Deputy Prime Minister stressed that the exhibition is a great opportunity for the promotion of the book and its importance in the development of human capital.


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