Pak, Turkey to intensify cultural collaboration
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to take steps to further intensify cultural collaboration and people-topeople exchanges.The resolve to deepen cooperation in the cultural and tourism fields was reaffirmed during a meeting between Pakistan's Ambassador to Turkey Sohail Mahmood and the newly-appointed Turkish Minister for Culture and Tourism Mahir šnal in Ankara.
Ambassador Sohail Mahmood extended warm felicitations to Minister šnal on his appointment and wished him a successful term, says a message received here from Ankara. Both the sides reviewed follow-up on the decisions of the Working Group on Culture and Tourism, operating under the auspices of the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC), and agreed to fast-track the implementation process. It was decided to work closely for expediting the establishment of respective Cultural Centres, increasing collaboration between academic and cultural institutions of the two countries, holding seminars on Iqbal, Rumi and Mehmet Akif Ersoy, and holding photography, painting and art exhibitions.
The commitment to have frequent exchange of delegations to promote respective tourism industries, strengthen interface between artists, and increase collaboration in the fields of cinema and music was also reaffirmed.