Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:39 - Updated Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:39
Country needs modern, dynamic culture - minister
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Luanda – Angolan Culture minister Rosa Cruz e Silva said last Wednesday, in the central Benguela Province, that there is a need for the country to invest in modern, dynamic and inclusive culture which stimulates scientific research and contributes decisively to the social and economic development of the country.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Third Broad Consultative Council of the Culture Ministry which took place on 8-10 July, in Benguela City, Rosa Cruz e Silva stated that it is equally essential the contribution of all organs of the administration at all levels, so that it can be fulfilled the programme of the Angolan cultural policy outlined by the Executive.
“Effectively, the valorisation of our historic and cultural heritage is the backbone for the promotion of culture and arts in Angola”, she assured.
The plenary session, she went on saying, contributed in a decisive way to the improvement of the diagnosis of the situation in the culture sector, therefore, the recommendations produced by the Consultative Council will contribute to the readjustment of the methodology and strategy of implementation of the cultural policy.
On the other hand, the minister appealed to cultural attaché to help to internationalise the Angolan culture, aimed at bringing the Angolan communities abroad closer together and strengthening the cultural interchange between Angola and other countries around the world.
The three-day meeting touched on topics such as “Material and immaterial heritage”, “Cultural infrastructures”, “Culture economy”, “Culture and media”, “Culture and media” “Vernacular languages”, “Scientific research in the domains of culture and arts”, “Cultural diplomacy” and “Religious phenomenon”.