Culture Ministers Meeting Current Affairs - 2019

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BRICS Culture Ministers’ meeting held in Brazil

Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent charge) Prahlad Singh Patel participated in BRICS Culture Ministers’ meeting held in Curitiba, Brazil. At the meet the minister reaffirmed India’s commitment to contribute towards strengthening bonds between member countries.

Key Highlights of Meet

Since, BRICS countries have witnessed cultural cooperation scaling to new heights, thereby India proposed to add literature as another field of cooperation between countries to enhance cooperation in field of literary works.

Minister Prahlad Singh Patel also put forward thoughts on Letter of Intention (LoI) on Creative Economy in BRICS Countries to set a milestone in the BRICS cultural cooperation. He further requested his fellow counterparts to develop a thorough knowledge of creative markets of BRICS member states and encourage mobility of professionals of creative economy in order to stimulate opportunities.

India-BRICS

BRICS is an association of- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. These are five major emerging national economies.

For India, BRICS is a valuable forum for coordination, consultation and cooperation on contemporary global issues of mutual interest.

Under the aegis of collaborations in various fields well participated by all the member states, the institutions have made commendable efforts to organise a number of events in these fields. One such event is joint exhibition titled ‘Bonding Regions and Imagining Cultural Synergies’ that will be hosted during November-December 2019, by National Gallery of Modern Arts of India under the auspices of BRICS Alliance of Museums and Art Galleries.