Frankfurt Book Fair 2020 to highlight Bangabandhu

DHAKA The next year's Frankfurt International Book Fair (FBM) will focus on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's political life, ideology and important works.

The chief executive officer of the FBM Juergen Boos said this as he held a meeting with State Minister of Cultural Affairs KM Khalid on Wednesday, said a press release.

He also expressed his eagerness to translate the books written on Bangabandhu to mark his birth centenary on 2020.

Later, the Bangladesh delegation led by the State Minister attended another meeting with the president of the International Publishers Association (IPA), Hugo Setzer, added the release.

The State Minister informed the IPA president about the Bangabandhu International Book Fair-2020 which is going to be held in Dhaka and asked for IPA's assistance and cooperation.

The IPA president assured Khalid of providing all necessary assistances during the fair.

Earlier, Khalid inaugurated the Bangladesh Stall in the ongoing 71st FBM.

Chief coordinator of birth centenary celebration committee Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, curator of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Museum Md Nazrul Islam Khan, director general of Bangla Academy Habibullah Shirazi was also present, during the meetings, among others.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)