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.
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
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.