RABAT, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Morocco will participate in an international book fair slated for Aug. 21-26 in China's capital Beijing, the Moroccan Ministry of Culture and Communication announced Wednesday.
Morocco, as a guest of honor, will take this opportunity at the 2018 Beijing International Book Fair to showcase its graceful, distinctive culture, to introduce its talented writers and outstanding publications, the ministry said in a statement.
This participation will also allow the Moroccan ministry to establish and deepen communication and cooperation with publishers from all over the world, it added.
The North African kingdom will take part in the book fair with some 500 titles.
According to the Moroccan ministry, the fair will include two events on the relations between China and Morocco under the Belt and Road Initiative, and on the Moroccan culture.
The initiative, proposed by China in 2013, refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, aiming at building a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient Silk Road trade routes to seek common development and prosperity.
The year 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Morocco.