Reinforcing and extending cultural exchange with Arab and foreign nations

Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Civil society
Key objectives of the measure:
  1. Activating of Palestinian participations in Arab and foreign festivals and forums.
  2. Improving the level of cultural exchanges with Arab and foreign countries.
  3. Facilitating access for Palestinian artists to participate in cultural activities abroad.

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Scope of the measure:
Regional, National, International
Nature of the measure:
regulatory, financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:
  • Signing a number of cultural exchange and cooperation agreements by MOC and othe public and private institutions.
  • Conducting artistic performances, shows, seminars, scholarships in other countries.
  • Announcement of occupied Jerusalem as the permanent capital of Arab culture encouraged cultural exchange and led to a number of agreements.
  • Work has been in progress to activate signed agreements and to sign new others with Arab and foreign countries.
  • Enlarge participation in cultural weeks, specializes festivals and number of scholarships in different areas.
  • Extending cultural exchange and communication that serve the Palestinian cause.


Results expected through the implementation of the measure:
  1. Positive effect on the national economy through marketing of Palestinian products.
  2. Better acceptance of cultural diversity. 
  3. Better international cultural cooperation.


Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The Ministry of Culture

Countries signed cooperation agreements

Private sector

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:
  • Cultural agreements and cultural exchange with states and international organizations.
  • Participations in foreign festivals.
  • Participations in international book fairs.
  • Participations in International Cultural Weeks.
  • Hosting international cultural events and weeks in the State Palestine.
  • Hosting teams, artists and writers from the Arab and foreign countries.
  • Organizing Palestine International Book Fair.
Indicators used to determine impact:
Number of signed cultural agreementsNumber of international festivals