Noyan Tapan
Oct 30 2006

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 30, NOYAN TAPAN. Participation of Armenian publishing
houses in different international exhibitions became oftener during
the recent years. As Eduard Militonian, the Chief of the Publishing
Affair Agency of the RA Ministry of Culture and Youth Issues informed
at the October 27 press conference, besides the participation in the
Moscow and Frankfurt international exhibition-fairs, books published
with the assistance of the agency and a number of Armenian publishing
houses, were presented in the U.S., Belgium, Greece, Sweden, Turkey,
enjoying visitors' attention and high estimation. E.Militonian
emphasized that the Armenian literature and culture are not only
presented and propagandized with the help of those exhibitions,
but practical ties are established among Armenian and foreign
publishers. In E.Militonian's words, the number of books being
published by the state order was added during the recent years: 261
titles of historical, encyclopedic, fiction, children's and other books
were published only in 2004-2005. It was also mentioned that the RA
Government allocated 20 mln drams (about 50 thousand U.S. dollars)
for translating Armenian literature into different languages. The
modern Armenian prose has already been published in the Russian,
English, French languages, and will be published soon in Persian and
Spain as well. The Chief of the agency stated that Armenian publishers
envisage to hold in Armenia an international exhibition of book the
next year. It was also mentioned that it was proposed to annouce a
year of young readers in Armenia in 2007.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress