Among the exhibitions in which the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs at the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine is accustomed to participate, is the International Book Exhibition at Imam Ali's (p) holy shrine. everybody praise the active and distinct participation of the pavilion of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine in all the festivals, conferences and the cultural, intellectual, literary and scientific exhibitions, shown through its presence at the important cultural event hosted by the Secretary General of the holy shrine of Imam Ali (peace be upon him), in the seventh year in row, as it is considered an intellectual, cultural and Islamic event held in the city of the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him).
The deputy head of the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, Sayed 'Aqeel Abdel-Hussayn Al-Yasiri explained to the Al-Kafeel Network: "This year, the book exhibition is held in conjunction with the an important historical event, the 1400th anniversary of taking Kufa as Islamic capital by the commander of the Faithful, at the new sanctuary of Lady Fatima Az-Zahra (peace be upon her), which is one of the important projects of the holy shrine of Imam Ali (peace be upon him), and this is what made us participate with a distinct pavilion in terms of the kind of publications, the quantity and according to the area dedicated to our department."
Adding: "Our pavilion contains religious and cultural publications issued by our department for the public, as well as a various publications from the division of childhood dealing with the education and culture of children, in addition to various cultural series. Also, brochures about the artistic creative units of the division of Information in the department, were distributed. The pavilion included also the contents' indexes of the electronic library of the library division and the House of manuscripts of the department of intellectual and cultural affairs at the holy shrine, as well as displaying the latest magazines of Al-'Ameed and Karbala's Heritage."
For his part, the president of the Exhibition Organizing Committee, Sheikh Ali Al-Shukri, the head of the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs in the holy shrine of Imam Ali (peace be upon him): "The international Book Exhibition hosted by the holy shrine of Imam Ali (peace be upon him), has included in its seventh edition 185 publishing houses and scientific, cultural and religious institutions from inside and outside Iraq, with the participation of more than 50 thousand titles of different publications from Arab countries such as Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Qatif and Ihsaa from Saudi Arabia, and also the participation of the Islamic Republic of Iran and publishing houses from United Kingdom and Netherlands. Noting that this exhibition is the largest in the history of book fairs set up by the holy shrine of Imam Ali (peace be upon him), by widening the participation of local, Arab, Islamic and international publishing houses and institutions."