India and Belarus have signed a Programme of Cooperation in the field of Culture, Arts, Education, Mass Media and Press for 2007-2009. It was signed by the Minister of Tourism and Culture Smt. Ambika Soni and Foreign Minister of Belarus, Sergei Martynov here last evening.
According to the programme both the countries will exchange information on international music, dance and folklore festivals in the field of culture to be held in their respective countries. They will also invite specialists in the field of culture and artists to participate in international events to be held both in India and in Belarus.
Both the countries will collaborate in exchanging audio and video in the field of performing arts. They will exchange artistic exhibitions and encourage establishing direct links and exchanges between the cultural establishments and artistic educational institutions.
Both the countries will encourage collaboration between Indian and Belarusian governmental establishments of cinematography and explore possibility of signing a co-production agreement. The countries will organise cinema weeks in both the countries and will take part in International Film Festivals held in both the countries. Both the countries will promote establishing direct cooperation between educational institutions of both the countries to implement joint scientific research works, exchange probationers, professors, teachers and students on a parity basis. Both the countries will explore the possibility of mutual exchange of visits of journalists and mass media experts. INDIA AND BELARUS SIGN PROGRAMME OF COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF CULTURE AND ARTS