India designated as Guest of Honour at Paris Livre (Paris Book Fair) in 2020
In a bid to strengthen Indo-French ties, India has been designated as the Guest of Honour at Paris Livre (Paris Book Fair) in 2020, while France will be the guest country at the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) in 2022. The announcement was recently made by the nodal agency – National Book Trust (NBT). The Livre Paris (Paris Book Fair) will take place from March 20 to 23, 2020. The designation of India as the guest country was declared in the joint statement signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron during the latter’s visit to India in March 2018. The statement also mentions France as NDWBF’s 2022 guest country.