MOROCCO, February 25 – The International Book Fair (SIEL) will be held from June 5 in Rabat, the Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid announced on Thursday.
The transfer of this cultural event, usually organized in Casablanca, is due to the redevelopment of the exhibition space in the economic capital into a field hospital for patients with COVID-19, he explained during a briefing. press conference held after the Government Council.
Two cities were initially candidates to host SIEL, namely El Jadida and Rabat, before the choice fell on Rabat, designated this year as the cultural capital of Africa and the Islamic world, he said, noting that the Fair will return to its original spot once the Ministry of Health stops using the place to treat patients with COVID-19.
Tenders related to this Fair will be launched in the coming days, he added, welcoming on this occasion the Council of the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra region for its support for this international cultural event.
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