SA, Sweden cement cultural relations

SA Sweden cement cultural relationsPretoria – South Africa and Sweden have signed a letter of intent which will see the two countries collaborate on a number of programmes, including nation building, social cohesion and promoting tolerance.

On Monday, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, signed an agreement with the Swedish Minister of Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke which will strengthen cultural relations between the two countries.
One of the projects the two countries already has in the pipeline is a collaboration between Freedom Park and the Nordic Africa Institute.

“One of Freedom Park’s mandate is to honour, commemorate and memorialise those who contributed to the struggle for freedom in South Africa.

Available: http://www.sanews.gov.za/world/sa-sweden-cement-cultural-relations 

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