In a bid to strengthen Indo-French ties, India has been designated as the guest of honour at the 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 made by the nodal agency – National Book Trust (NBT) – in a statement on Friday.

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.

As a precursor to next year’s presentation, the NBT participated in the recently concluded Paris Book Fair 2019.