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Angola and China Want to Strengthen Cultural Cooperation

The strengthening of cooperation and cultural exchange between Angola and China was analysed on Tuesday in Luanda during an audience granted by the Angolan Culture minister, Carolina Cerqueira, to the Chinese ambassador to Angola, Cui Aimin.

The Chinese diplomat, who was impressed by the Angolan culture, said that the cooperation between the two countries must be intensified and boosted in cultural domain and interchange as way of getting the two peoples acquainted with the wealth of this cultural segment.

Angolan Culture minister, Carolina Cerqueira.
Angolan Culture minister, Carolina Cerqueira.

According to him, it is essential that the bilateral relations do not only focus simply on construction of infrastructures but also integrating the cultural area as a clear bet of divulgence, preservation and valorisation of the cultural assets of the two countries.

The Chinese ambassador added that he will make contacts so that Chinese writers may come to Angola with view to knowing better the Angolan cultural reality and thus contribute to its divulgence in China.

On her turn, Minister Carolina Cerqueira expressed her satisfaction at Chinese contribution to the national reconstruction, but she highlighted the need of cultural cooperation between Angola and China, so that the two peoples may strengthen friendship and mutual ties and knowledge, taking into account the volume of trade between both countries.

She said that Angola and China must boost the exchange of knowledge and cultural assets as they are two nations with a rich cultural heritage patrimony a legacy that must be transmitted to the new generations especially in the domain of art, choreography, cooking and museum.

 

Source: Allafrica.com | Dec 21

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