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Fri, 28 Jun 2019 09:04 - Updated Fri, 28 Jun 2019 09:11

Luanda Biennial aimed to bring Africans together - minister

Luanda - Culture minister Maria da Piedade de Jesus said last Thursday that the Luanda Biennial, being dubbed a Pan-African Forum for a Culture of Peace, is being prepared with the fous on bringing Africans closer together, especially the African youth.

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Angolan Culture minister, Maria da Piedade de Jesus.

Photo: Henri Celso

According to the government official, who was speaking at the launching ceremony of the event, which is to kick off in September, the forum will have two main focus, namely promotion of a culture of peace and the approximation of peoples through culture.

She went on to say that the event is also intended to come up with solutions that meet the expectations of young people, children and women about a better life.

Maria da Piedade de Jesus informed also that the event will happen outside the capital as well, with a view to promoting the country’s tourism.

She revealed that the Executive has invited entrepreneurs to join the event so that real cultural exchange quality can be observed during the event.

Set to happen from 18 to 22 September, the Luanda Biennial is a platform turned to the promotion of non-violence and Pan-Africanism, as well as cultural diversity.  

Representatives of over fifteen countries, including from outside the continent, have been invited to participate in the Luanda Biennial.

Besides the display of various artistic-cultural manifestations, the event will equally bring together, in the country’s capital (Luanda), government officials, members of the civil society, scientific community, international organisations and institutions.

The Luanda Biennial is being jointly organised by the Angolan government, African Union and UNESCO.

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