Bi-lateral cultural cooperation treaties

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Key objectives of the measure:

Ethiopia has signed bilateral treaties on cultural cooperation with more than 17 countries since it has become a party to the convention in 2008. The treaties basically have aimed to:

- Enable public officials to dialogue on policy issues through exchange of visits by delegations of government officials;

- Create conducive environment for performing of arts through exchange of performing tours by troupes of artists;

- Build capacity through exchange of experts, trainings, and educational delegations on the sector;

- Reinforce cooperation between schools of art, association of artists and writers and other cultural institutions;

- Facilitate the organisation of exhibitions on culture and art;

- Promote book fairs and film festivals;

- Enhance exchange of information through exchange of documents, books publications , photographs, audio recordings and films;

- Create conducive environment to collaborate in the restoration and preservation of art and culture;

- Foster exchange of visits of writers and artists;

- Avoid Illicit dealing (import, export and transfer) of works of art;

- Deepen friendship and mutual understanding between people;

Scope of the measure:
National, International
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

The bilateral treaties are implemented by the Government together with various stakeholders both at federal and regional level.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The measure creates a conducive environment for the performing of arts by Ethiopian and foreign artists. It facilitates the exchange of cultural goods and services. It promotes both art and artists of the country. The capacity of schools of art, association of artists and writers and other cultural institutions will likely be built. It helps sharing of best experiences and information dissemination and enhances better understanding between the people of Ethiopia and other countries. 

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

This information can not be retrieved as it is not identified as a single budget line.