Norwegian delegation inspects Cairo International Book Fair ahead of princess’ arrival

Marwa Tawfik, Wednesday 24 Jan 2024

A high-level Norwegian delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Literature Promotion Abroad Authority (NORLA) inspected the country’s pavilion at the Cairo International Book Fair on Tuesday to make sure it was ready for the arrival of Her Royal Highness Princess Mette Märte.



Märte, wife of the crown prince of Norway, will open the Norway pavilion on Thursday, kicking off the fair.

Norway is this year’s guest country.

During the inspection, the delegation met with the Minister of Culture Nevine El-Kilani at the country’s pavilion.

The pavilion is designed using wood engraved with their slogan in the exhibition: “The Dream We Carry.”

Norway will participate in more than 50 events at the exhibition organized by NORLA with the Children's Book Institute, Oslo.

A reproduction of the painting The Sun Rise by Edvard Munch has been incorporated into the guest-of-honor stand together with other elements. The effect is to create a Munch corner where visitors can immerse themselves in the experience of the Norwegian painter.

The Sun Rise is one of Munch’s most famous works, portraying a sunrise over the rocky Norwegian coast, which is one of the most frequent motifs among Munch’s works.

The fair will run from 25 January to 6 February at the Egypt International Exhibition Centre in New Cairo. The centre will be open to visitors 10am-8pm every day, except Thursday and Friday when it will close at 9pm. 

Tickets are available for a very reasonable EGP 5 and can be purchased online.

Prospective visitors wanting to buy their tickets or find out more can visit the fair’s webpage.

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