Greece and Bangladesh sign a bilateral agreement to strengthen cooperation in the field of culture
Following the 50-year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Greece and Bangladesh, a bilateral agreement to strengthen cooperation in the areas of culture and education was recently signed between the Greek Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni and Minister of State for Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh KM Khalid.
“Our bilateral relations are exceptional and will be further strengthened by the signing of this cultural and educational cooperation agreement,” Mendoni said, adding that cultural relations between Greece and Bangladesh are based on mutual respect.
“Deeper, coherent strategic cooperation will help open up new prospects for even deeper cultural exchanges,” the Greek minister said.
According to the agreement, Greece and Bangladesh will cooperate in the areas of cultural heritage and modern culture and particularly literature, music, visual and performing arts, crafts and cultural activities. The agreement also encourages the exchange of manuscripts and other publications, works of art, musical programs, as well as the organization of exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.
In the field of cultural heritage, the agreement provides for the exchange of archaeological exhibits.
“This agreement will further expand cooperation between our educational and cultural institutions on issues related to archeology and contemporary art, and contribute to the exchange of knowledge and know-how for the conservation and preservation of archaeological sites. “said KM Khalid.
The two countries are already cooperating – within the framework of UNESCO conventions – for the prevention of the illicit trafficking of cultural property as well as for the management of cultural heritage and the promotion of cultural diversity.
Cultural cooperation between Greece and Bangladesh will be implemented with the signing of a three-year cultural exchange program.
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