The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) Minister of Culture Khadija Hamdi and her South African counterpart Nathi Mthethwa signed agreements of cooperation in the field of culture at headquarters of the Ministry of Culture.
The cooperation agreements are in the aspects of expansion and strengthening of the ties in the areas of culture, arts and material and immaterial heritage, plus cultural exchange including exhibitions, art handicraft, cinema, music and theater.
The agreement also provide for cooperation in the field of training and promoting schools, museums and archives of cultural character.
The agreements also provide for the funding and support of projects, programmes, cultural activities and creation of regulatory mechanisms in the field of cooperation and encourage contact between cultural institutions and individuals.
The terms of the agreements also include benefiting from the experience of the two countries in the field of preservation of cultural heritage, as well as lifting tariffs at the present and in the future between the two countries in the cultural means.
These agreements fall within the framework of promoting strong bilateral relations between the two countries in the cultural fields.
It would be recalled that the South African Minister of Culture and Arts Mr. Nathi Mthethwa is on a three-day working visit to the Saharawi refugee camps and the Sahrawi Republic. (SPS)