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Culture Ministries of Ukraine and China sign Program of Cultural Cooperation for 2018-2022
06.12.2017 | 11:14

In the framework of the third meeting of China-Ukraine bilateral cooperation commission, which takes place in Kyiv on December 4-6, the Ministry of Culture signed a Program of Cultural Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine and the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China for 2018-2022.
The program was signed by Minister of Culture of Ukraine Yevhen Nyschuk and Deputy Minister of Culture of the People's Republic of China Dong Wei. During the meeting, the sides noted the positive dynamics of bilateral Ukrainian-Chinese cooperation in the field of culture and agreed to encourage the deepening of mutually beneficial partnership in this field in the future.

The program envisages support and contains initiatives to strengthen direct contacts between cultural and artistic institutions of the two states, as well as cooperation in exchange of business information, training, organizing joint creative events, organization and implementation of joint artistic projects, including participation in major international cultural events such as the International Festival of Contemporary Art  and Cinema Gogolfest (Kyiv), the Silk Road International Cultural Expo (Dunhuang), the China Shanghai International Arts Festival.

Moreover, the parties agreed on the establishment of direct contacts between the Ukrainian Book Institute and the China Writers Association, promoting the translation of literary works and the exchange of visits by the delegations of writers.

The program also provides for the strengthening and development of bilateral cooperation in the field of film production and television. To this end, the parties will facilitate the conclusion of the Agreement on the joint production of films and cooperation in cinematography between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the People's Republic of China, as well as will support the expanding of access of national cinema products to national movie markets. The Chinese side treats as positive the import of Ukrainian films.

Meanwhile, the parties reached accord to support and encourage the strengthening of direct contacts between libraries and museums of the two states and between professional associations in the aforesaid sectors, promotion and intensification of partnership in the area of cultural heritage protection.


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