The Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid, announced the holding, from 5 June next, of the International Fair for Publishing and Books (SIEL), but this time at Rabat.
During a press briefing after the Government Council, Bensaid explained that 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 hospital. campaign for Covid-19 patients.
At the beginning, two cities were candidates to host SIEL, namely El Jadida and Rabat, before the choice fell on the city of Rabat, designated this year, African cultural capital and of the Islamic world, noted the minister, specifying that the Salon will return to its ordinary place once the Ministry of Health has handed over the premises set up to treat patients with Covid-19.
Calls for tenders intended to accompany 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 cultural event within reach. international.