Cultural cooperation programme between Lithuania and China signed


2016 11 21

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On 18 November, Minister of Culture Šarūnas Birutis met with Vice Minister of Culture of the People’s Republic of China Ding Wei. The Minister of Culture welcomed the fact that bilateral cultural cooperation had recently become more active and that a solid network of partners had been created.

“The position of a cultural attaché was established in the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Beijing in 2015 and the consistent work of many institutions has finally delivered tangible results, in particular in the area of performing arts. Lithuanian culture is increasingly recognised in China and Lithuanian cultural organisations have established a solid partner network in this country,” said Mr. Birutis.

After the meeting Vice Ministers of Culture Arnas Neverauskas and Ding Wei signed the Cultural Cooperation Programme 2017–2021. The Programme covers professional art, literature, publishing, museums, libraries, heritage, copyright and other areas and sets forth terms of cooperation.

The delegation of the Chinese Ministry of Culture, led by Vice Minister Ding Wei, stayed in Lithuania until 20 November. The delegation visited four Lithuanian national culture and art institutions and the city of Kaunas.