(L-r) Al-Ahram Chairman of the Board Abdel-Mohsen Salama grants President of Al-Gezira Sports Club Amr Gazareen Al-Ahram shield of recognition (Photo by Hashem Abul-Amayam)
Al-Ahram chairman Abdel-Mohsen Salama and President of Gezira Sports Club Amr Gazareen inaugurated the Al-Ahram annual book fair at Gezira Club on Sunday.
The ceremony was attended by Al-Ahram's general manager of distribution and contributions Ibrahim Al-Aqabawi, deputy president of Gezira Club Tarek Hashish, club board member Tarek Nassar, as well as a number of Al-Ahram officials and editors
Salama said that the annual book fair illustrates the crucial role played by Al-Ahram in spreading culture and awareness in Egyptian society, particularly among the youth.
Meanwhile, Salama and Gazareen agreed that Al-Ahram, in cooperation with the club, would build a public library for the club members as well as hold a photo exhibition that documents the great history of the Gezira Sports Club. They also discussed future cooperation between Al-Ahram Sports Club in the 5th Settlement district and Gezira Sports Club.
In the opening, Al-Aqabawi said that Al-Ahram's book fair is being held for the fifth consecutive year at the Gezira Club given the great success of the previous fairs and the high turnout by club members.