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Sat, 01 Dec 2018 12:05 - Updated Sat, 01 Dec 2018 12:05

ECCAS Culture ministers want free movement of artists

Luanda - The Culture ministers of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) have recommended the reintegration of national cultural policies and the production of public policies that promote the economy of culture, the free movement of artists, agents and cultural goods.

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The recommendation was made at the first ECCAS Council of ministers of Culture, held Saturday in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.

The officials of central Africa said that the move will contribute to the development of a common cultural market.

Angola is taking over the vice-presidency of the Bureau.

The country will receive in 2019 the Traveling Fair for Cultural and Creative Industries.

Angola is represented at the event by a delegation led by the Incumbent minister, Carolina Cerqueira.

The meeting will also define the action plan for 2019-2020, based on the six main axes of the sub-regional strategy.

The first ECCAS Council of Ministers of Culture also intends to engage member states in regional activities.

The objective is to promote a true network for the development and promotion of culture in the region.

Running under the motto: the development and promotion of culture in Central Africa, the meeting is focusing on the cultural policies of the region and  promotion of cultural and creative industries.

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