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Representantes de ocho países miembros de IberCultura Viva, además de Paraguay (país invitado en 2022), participaron en la última reunión del año del Consejo Intergubernamental. El objetivo fue dar a conocer informes, evaluar las iniciativas del Plan Operativo Anual (POA) ejecutadas durante 2022, y aprobar las actividades propuestas por la Unidad Técnica para el POA de 2023.
In the afternoon of December 5, 2022, in Seoul, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol agreed to upgrade bilateral relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and witnessed the signing ceremony of 11 cooperation documents between the two countries, including a Memorandum of Understanding on cultural cooperation for the period 2023 to 2025 between the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. In the fields of culture, education, tourism and people-to-people exchanges, the President stated that Vietnam agreed to promote the expansion of cultural exchanges, education and tourism, enhance mutual understanding and trust in all walks of life; creating favorable conditions for each other's citizens, there are currently about 250,000 Vietnamese in Korea and 200,000 Koreans in Vietnam. Korea agreed to support the establishment of the "Vietnamese Cultural Center in Korea" and support Vietnam to develop a "cultural industry".
NEMO publishes a report that reflects the status quo of European museums in the climate crisis. The report is opened with seven key recommendations for policy makers and the sector that will help tap the full potential of museums as contributors and allies in the sustainable transition of Europe. 578 museums from 38 European countries contributed to the report by answering a survey that NEMO ran from April to June 2022.
On the morning of 24/11, the 57th Meeting of the ASEAN Culture and Information Committee with the theme "Digital Transformation: Access opportunities for everyone" officially opened in Hoi An city (Quang Nam province). Attending the conference were representatives of Quang Nam People's Committee, delegations of ministries, ASEAN agencies in charge of culture and information, representatives of embassies of ASEAN countries in Vietnam. IFACCA was represented by Executive Director Magdalena Moreno Mujica at the meeting.
Composed of 24 representatives elected from among the 180 States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, and chaired this year by the Kingdom of Morocco, the Committee will examine 56 applications for inscription. The Committee will also examine a request for international financial assistance submitted by Malawi and a series of reports on the status of previously inscribed elements.
On the sidelines of the 18th session of the Francophone Summit held on the island of Djerba, the Minister of Cultural Affairs, Dr. Hayat Katat Al-Qarmazi, met with the Minister of Youth and Culture of the Republic of Djibouti, Dr. Hbo Moamen Assaoui, and her accompanying delegation on Sunday, November 20, 2022, to discuss ways to expand cooperation between the two countries in the creative fields; to put forward a number of practical proposals to advance the pattern of cultural exchange; and to consider the possibility of identifying common directions for the next stage.