The nomination was made by an international committee of experts representing the book industry and UNESCO, who met on July 16 at Paris headquarters of UNESCO.

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova endorsed the committee's decision and welcomed the number and quality of applications received by UNESCO for the title of World Book Capital 2015, a news agency reported.

The nomination does not imply any financial prize, but an exclusively symbolic acknowledgement of the best programme dedicated to books and reading. Incheon comes as the 15th city to be crowned with "World Book Capital", after Bangkok in 2013 and Port Harcourt in 2014.

(Agencies)

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