Cultural Agreement with the Government of Barbados and Latin American Countries - Case Study of Panama
The Cultural Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Panama and the Government of Barbados allows for exchanges and collaboration between technical and artistic personnel and the exchange of materials in the fields of culture including the exchange of cultural information.
The Government of Barbados has active cultural cooperation agreements with several member states that are signatory to the 2005 Convention. Since acceding to the Convention other cultural cooperation agreements have been successfully pursued and while some existing ones have been revised and strengthen to reflect Barbados’ active pursuit to develop its cultural industries.
This report therefore would highlight Barbados’ activities in various regions across the globe – the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa. These relations, although longstanding for many years, have been formalised through official cultural cooperation agreements. In the Americas, for example, Barbados' relations with Panama have moved from strength to strength. The cultural cooperation agreement between the Government of Barbados and the Government of the Republic of Panama was signed in 2003. This cooperation has seen both countries actively participating in Panama's celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal in 2014. A yearlong cultural programme was planned and executed between Barbados and Panama.