State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khalid and the Secretary of Culture, government of Mexico, Alejandra Frausto Guerrero have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cultural cooperation between the two friendly nations at Los Pinos in Mexico City.
The bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and Mexico entered a new phase by signing this bilateral instrument, Bangladesh said on Saturday.
From the Mexican side, the Director General of the Secretary of Culture Dr. Pablo Raphael de la Madrid, Legal Adviser Erendira Cruzvillegas, and other officials from the Ministry of Culture were present at the signing ceremony held on Friday.
Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United Mexican States Abida Islam and Counsellor Shahanaj Akhter Ranu from the Bangladesh side were also present to witness the event.
This MoU intends to facilitate the establishment of direct communications between the libraries, museums, archives, and departments of both countries dedicated to the conservation and restoration of historical and cultural monuments.
It will promote the exchanges of exhibitions, experts and delegations of traditional painters and artisans, art critics, specialists in traditional folk arts, folklore, audiovisual producers, and other areas of the arts, such as music, visual arts, cinematography, conservation and restoration of material and archaeological heritage, and museology.
It will also foster translation of literature, cultural cooperation in the fields of performing, visual and literary arts, as well as participation in festivals, book fairs and other cultural events held in each other’s countries.