News in brief : CULTURE
- Category: CULTURE
- Published on Thursday, 02 October 2014 17:09
ALGIERS- Minister of Culture Nadia Labidi said Thursday during an audience with Tunisian ambassador to Algiers Abdelmajid
Ferchichi, that the Algerian-Tunisian cultural cooperation in all its aspects should make a qualitative leap that hoisted it to the level of relationship of brotherhood and solidarity between the two neighboring states.
Labidi recommended taking this opportunity to encourage the development of cultural cooperation based on the principle of traditional brotherhood between the two peoples but also the "pragmatism of shared economic interests."
"Whether in the fields of heritage, creation or training, exchanges must intensify and expand," suggested the Minister of Culture.
Labidi has further welcomed the forthcoming participation of Tunisia in international cultural events organized by Algeria, like
19th International Book Fair (Sila), the event "Constantine, the capital of Arab Culture 2015" or the first Arab-Indian festival, scheduled from October 20 to 27 being in Algiers and other provinces.
Ferchichi for his part stressed the "solidarity that has always existed between the two peoples" since, he said, the Algerian war of national liberation and to the "recent security developments of Jebel Chaâmbi," this border mount where are hunted Tunisian terrorist groups, according to the security services in Tunisia.
"Algeria has turned the page of 1990s. We as Tunisians have learned the lesson. Tunisian people cannot accept the killings by terrorists and we still hope to overcome this situation," Tunisian diplomat added to conclude.