Malawi-Egypt Cultural Agreement (Articles 1-10): Cultural Exchange Programmes

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

through the Memorandum of Understanding Malawi and Egypt agreed to:
*exchange participation in artistic festivals (theatre, child theatre, folklore heritage) organized in both countries;
*encourage the organization of exhibitions of plastic arts and traditional crafts in both countries;
*support the exchange of visits of artistic troupes in the fields of theatre, music, singing, and folk arts;
*exchange their participation in cultural and intellectual fora, seminars and conferences to be held in both countries;
*encourage cooperation in the field of cinema through the exchange of films, visits of filmmakers and by participating in film festivals held in both countries
*exchange experiences in manuscripts, cultural publications, bibliographies and national documents;
*exchange the organization of cultural weeks to include a variety of cultural activities with a view to disseminating their respective culture in the other country;
*cooperate closely in combating piracy and in safeguarding royalties. In this connection, the regulating authorities in both countries must cooperate in this task.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

In July 2016 Malawi hosted a cultural delegation from the Arab Republic of Egypt who showcased Egyptian culture during the second Egyptian cultural week in Malawi.

In April 2017 Malawi was invited to the International Festival for Drums and Traditional Arts that was organised by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism in Cairo, Egypt. However due to financial constraints Malawi failed to attend.

Another Egyptian cultural delegation visited Malawi in July 2017 for the third Egyptian Cultural Week in Malawi..

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Egyptian Embassy in Malawi, Malawi Ministry of Foreign Affairs Public and private media houses
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: