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A Cultural Exchange Programme for the year 2009-2011 was signed between the Ministries of Culture of Pakistan and the Czech Republic at Prague on 3rd of March. On behalf of Ministry of Culture, Government of Pakistan, the Cultural Exchange Programme was signed by our Ambassador in Prague, Mr. Athar Mahmood while from the Czech side it was signed by the Czech Republic’s Minister for Culture Mr. Vaclav Jehlicka.

The signing of the Cultural Exchange Programme would provide opportunities for the much needed cultural exchanges at various levels between Pakistan and the Czech Republic. Both the countries shall develop contacts in the area of culture and support direct cooperation between artists, professional associations, cultural organizations and institutions.

During the Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek’s visit to Pakistan in 2007, it was agreed that Pakistan and the Czech Republic would strengthen cooperation in the field of culture. The Cultural Exchange Programme has been signed in pursuance of the existing Cultural Agreement concluded between Pakistan and the then Czechoslovakia, in 1976.

March 04, 2009

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