Minister Paul Mashatile signs a Cultural Agreement with his Palestine counterpart

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01 Feb 2012

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile will host the Palestinian Minister of Culture, Ms Siham Mohammad Abdel Salam Barghouty for the signing of a Cultural Agreement between the two countries scheduled of 1 February 2012. 

The purpose of the Cultural Agreement is to formalise cultural relations between the two countries, promote mutual understanding of diverse cultures, create opportunities to access cultural markets in each country and facilitate development and training in areas of common interests.
Specific areas of cooperation include the study of languages, literature, culture and history; the exchange of study and lecture visits by experts; the exchange of co-operation in various cultural fields of reciprocal interest, including exhibition of art and artifacts, music, dance and drama; cooperation between schools of art, associations of artists and writers, museums, archives and other cultural institutions; the exchange of knowledge among organisations for conservation of cultural heritage; co-operation in the fields of libraries, including the exchange of books and exchange of expertise;

It is envisaged that Minister Mashatile will lead a South African delegation on a reciprocal visit later this year when Palestine hosts the SA Cultural Week. Members of the media are invited to the signing. The details are as follows:

Date                    : 1 February 2012
Time                    : 10:00am
Venue                  : Department of Arts and Culture, Cnr. Church and Breatrix Sts, Arcadia, Pretoria, Second Floor, Room 2. Entrance to parking at Pretorius Street, opposite Ster Kenikor

Enquiries              : Mack Lewele 012 441 3083/082 450 5076