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SAARC Agenda for Culture

As per the decision of the Second Meeting of the SAARC Ministers of Culture (Colombo, 31 October 2007), the Meeting of the Senior Officials to finalize the SAARC Agenda for Culture was held at the SAARC Secretariat on 9 December 2006. The Meeting considered the draft SAARC Agenda for Culture prepared by Sri Lanka and the views/comments received from Member States on it and finalized the SAARC Agenda for Culture. The SAARC Agenda for Culture was approved by the Thirty-third Session of the Standing Committee (New Delhi, 31 March – 1 April 2007).

 Promotion of SAARC Culture online, Launching of a SAARC Website on Culture, production of cultural source materials on South Asia, Cooperation with other Organizations, Establish linkage between Culture and other sectors in attaining social and economic development, cooperation in the field of product development and promotion of cultural products, and SAARC Exchange Programme on Culture are the salient features of the Agenda for Culture. 

The Second Governing Board Meeting of the SAARC Cultural Centre in Colombo was successfully concluded on 4 – 5 October 2010 in Colombo. Activities ranging from a SAARC Cultural Festival, Film Festival, Publications on Cultural Journals, etc are envisaged for the coming year.

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