Malawi-China cultural agreement, (Article 2 (a)): Cooperation in exchange visits of writers and artists and other professionals in culture
The main objective of the agreement is to strengthen friendly relations and promote exchanges between the two countries in the sphere of culture. The agreement was introduced in 2010.
There have been a number of exchanges and cooperation activities that have taken place between the Malawi and China. These include:
- MALAWI PARTICIPATION IN THE SEMINAR OF ART ORGANISATIONS IN ENGLISH SPEAKING AFRICAN COUNTRIES, BEIJING, CHINA, 16TH APRIL TO 6TH MAY, 2013
The purposes of the seminar were:
1. To teach invited participants in the Operations and Management of Arts Organizations.
2. To enhance mutual appreciation of cultures from both the Republic of China and the various nations invited to participate in the seminar.
The seminar had representation from: Malawi, Ethiopia, Zambia, Ghana, SierraLeone, Mozambique, Nigeria, Egypt, Tanzania, Uganda. It was co-organized by three Chinese Arts and Culture Institutions; the International Radio, Film and Television Media Research Centre, the Academy of Literary and Art, and the Chinese Federation of Literary and Art Circles (CFLAC). The Seminar itself was sponsored by the Chinese Ministry Trade and Commerce.
- MALAWI PARTICIPATION IN A SEMINAR ON CHINESE CULTURE FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS FROM ASIAN AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES HELD IN BEIJING CHINA FROM 19TH JUNE 2012 TO 16TH JULY 2012
The seminar was organized and sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Trade and Commerce with the aim of enhancing mutual cultural appreciation between the Chinese government and the people of the various countries that were invited to participate in the seminar.
The countries invited to this seminar were:
- South Sudan
Challenges identified in the implementation of this measure:
The main challenge has been lack of financial resources to effectively organise in reciprocal exchanges. However the Government of Malawi remains committed to promote exchange visits of artists and other professionals in culture.