Wednesday, September 8, 2010

India, Poland sign cultural cooperation agreement

Cultural exchanges, cooperation in the field of protection and conservation of monuments and exchanges between national libraries in India and Poland will get a boost with the two countries signing a cultural cooperation agreement.

The India-Poland Cultural Cooperation Agreement was signed by Culture Secretary Jawhar Sircar and Polish Undersecretary of State Jacek Najder in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk on Sep 7.

The pact, which will be in force till 2013, envisages disseminating information concerning cultural heritage of both the countries and cooperating in the field of protection and conservation of monuments between institutions and organisations.

Under the pact, national libraries of both India and Poland will support exchange of information and publications and also support translation of literary works of their authors into a language or languages of the other party.

"Both the countries shall encourage cooperation in the scope of conservation of Stefan Norblin''s works remaining in India," a Culture Ministry official said.

Full report here MSN

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