Islamabad, November 21, 2012 (PPI-OT): H.E. Jesus Zenen Buergo Concecion Ambassador of Cuba called on Federal Minister for National Heritage and Integration Ms Samina Khalid Ghurki here today.
It was decided in the meeting that cultural exchange of paintings, photographs, crafts and folk artists would be initiated between Pakistan and Cuba as there were no earlier cultural ties between the two countries and it was an appropriate time to establish cultural exchange.
The Federal Minister expressed her confidence that new avenues would be opened by establishing cultural pacts. The Federal Minister directed Mr. Khalid Javed Executive Director Lok Virsa to follow up these programs and look into this matter properly.
The Federal Minister ensured the Ambassador of Cuba about the commitment of present democratic Government of Pakistan which attaches special importance to the promotion of cultural links with other countries.
Ambassador of Cuba apprised the Federal Minister about the visit of Cuban musicians in Pakistan and proposed that the group should also perform in Lok Virsa and PNCA. The Federal Minister proposed that such events should be performed all across the country so that common people also get the chance to attend such programmes and to see other countries’ culture as well.
In the end Ambassador of Cuba appreciated the rich culture, tradition and heritage of Pakistan and expressed his fondness for Lok Virsa, Pakistan National Council of Arts and Alhamra Art Gallery in Pakistan.
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