Cultural exchange agreement between India and Belarus

New Delhi, April 18. (PTI): Indian artists, professors, teachers and students will participate in international events to be held in Belarus following an agreement with the country in the field of art, culture and education.

Under the Programme of Cooperation, which was signed by Minister of Culture Ambika Soni and Belarus Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov on Monday evening, information on International music, dance and folklore festivals will be exchanged and held in their respective countries.

Apart from artists and experts participating in international cultural events to be held in each other's country, the two countries will also collaborate in the exchange on audio and video in the field of performing arts.

"They will organise artistic exhibitions and encourage establishing direct links and exchanges between the cultural establishments and artistic educational institutions," a statement issued here on Tuesday said.

Both the countries will also encourage collaboration between Indian and Belarusian Governmental establishments of cinematography and explore possibility of signing a co-production agreement, it said.

They will also organise cinema weeks and will take part in International Film Festivals to be held in each other's countries.

To promote establishing direct cooperation between educational institutions in each other's countries, the two will implement joint scientific research works, exchange probationers, professors, teachers and students on a parity basis.

They will also explore possibility of mutual exchange of visits of journalists and mass media experts, it said.