Tuesday, June 21, 2016

S. Korea and Portugal Sign Agreement on Cultural Exchanges

KBS WORLD Radio News

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South Korea and Portugal have signed an agreement on promoting cultural exchanges from 2016 to 2019.

According to the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on Tuesday, the two countries will develop cooperative projects and execute active efforts for public diplomacy to boost exchanges in the fields of publishing, filmmaking and the arts.

In the education field, human resource exchanges will be encouraged through collaborations between educational and training agencies, invitations of scholarship students and support for students coming from each of the two countries.

South Korea and Portugal will also develop joint projects and increase human resource exchanges in the science and technology sector.

For better cooperation in the media field, the two countries will promote the brisk exchanges of broadcasts and digital technologies.

Seoul and Lisbon have been carrying out cooperative projects in various spheres since singing a cultural agreement in 1990. They have been making efforts to consolidate and systematize their exchanges and collaborations, such as holding a triennial meeting of a joint cultural committee since 2010.

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