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Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:13 - Updated Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:15

Culture minister defends CPLP free cultural market

Luanda - The Angolan Culture minister, Carolina Cerqueira, defended last Friday in Praia City, Cabo Verde, the creation of a free common market for cultural goods and services of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).

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Carolina Cerqueira, Angolan minister of culture (file)

Photo: Francisco Miúdo

The Angolan official, who was addressing the 11th meeting of the CPLP Ministers of Culture, underlined that a free common market would boost the creation of jobs for young Africans of the Portuguese speaking community, mitigate poverty and promote sustainable human development.

Carolina Cerqueira underscored that the creation of the market would also enable the legal protection of artifacts and copyrights and the considerable treatment of juridical issues concerning the intellectual and industrial properties rights.

The minister also announced the holding of the Biennale of Peace and Festikongo to be held in September this year, in Angola, which according to the official, shows the commitment of her country’s government to promote culture of peace and valorization of the national culture.

The 11th meeting of the CPLP Ministers of Culture is running under the motto "Open Your Arms for a Community of Peoples”.

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