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Role of culture valuable in economic growth, Safi

KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi in a meeting yesterday with UNESCO delegation in Kabul stressed on role of culture in economic growth.
Focusing mostly on discussing culture national program and creative economy, both sides asserted that cooperation should be continued in various sections.
The $2.5 million national program of culture and creative economy have been initiated by the government last year to encourage donors. EU provided €3 million, while ministry of finance provided $1million for the program.
In the meeting, acting minister of information and culture praised UNESCO for its continued cooperation with the ministry and considered role of women as key in preservation and promoting of culture in the country.
In the meantime, acting minister of information and culture asked for holding meetings of relevant organs of MoHE, MoUD, MoIC, UNESCO and Presidential once in a six month and holding meetings of executive committee once in a three month.
The Kabul Times

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