His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, toured the 32nd session of the Doha International Book Fair, which is held at the Doha Exhibition and Conferences Center, and is being held this year under the slogan “Through Reading, We Rise”.

During the tour, His Highness the Amir listened to a briefing on the most prominent publishing houses from within Qatar and from brotherly and friendly countries. His Highness also visited a number of pavilions participating in the exhibition, especially the pavilion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the guest of honor of the exhibition this year, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Kuwait, and the Sharjah Authority for the book. He looked at a number of publications and books on display, and also he exchanged conversations with those in charge of the exhibition about the importance of reading and promoting cultural exchange between peoples and civilizations.

His Highness was accompanied during the tour by a number of their Excellency ministers and senior officials.