Japanese Ambassador Hiroyasu Kobayashi has said that his country is eager to attend the Tehran International Book Fair as a guest of honor, AVA Diplomatic reports.
He made the remarks in his meeting with Iran Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI) director Amir-Masud Shahramnia, the ICFI announced in a press release on Sunday.
Due to the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Iran and Japan, the ambassador said that his country is keen to hold a wide variety of programs at the Tehran book fair.
He added that his country is willing to attend the cultural event in 2019 or 2020 as its first priorities.
Giving a brief explanation about the previous guest countries of the fair, Shahramnia said that the organizers of the event are ready to provide the facilities for the publishers and writers.
Italy was the guest country of the 30th Tehran International Book Fair in 2017.