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Abu Dhabi Cultural Summit for sustainable development

Abu Dhabi, March 4 (Prensa Latina) Ministers of Culture from Morocco, Paraguay and Nigeria, attending the World Culture Summit in this city, highlighted their cardinal role in achieving sustainable development within their respective societies.

Held under the theme “A Matter of Time,” the meeting brings together more than 90 cultural leaders, artists and experts to explore the future of the sector and its potential to drive positive change globally.

Highlighting the commitment of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to development, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid, Minister of Culture, Youth and Communication of Morocco, praised this country’s efforts in that area, the WAM news agency reported.

“The UAE pioneers in investing in the cultural sector, recognizing it as a key pillar for development, fostering creativity and strengthening national identity among young people,” he said.

In her speech, Adriana Ortiz, Minister of Culture of Paraguay, expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to share the heritage of Latin American countries.

“This event provided a stage to highlight the rich heritage and unique cultures of our people,” she said.

For his part, Hannatu Musa Musawa, head of Culture and Creative Economy of Nigeria, highlighted Abu Dhabi’s efforts to facilitate knowledge exchange and international collaboration.

“This exceptional summit offered a valuable opportunity for countries to share experiences, enhance cooperation and establish a new global framework for understanding the role of culture in society,” she stressed.

The Cuban Minister of Culture Alpidio Alonso participates in the High Level segment, convened by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which followed up on the agreements adopted at the World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development, Mondiacult, carried out in Mexico in 2022.

In this meeting, Cuba shares the experience of the developing countries that joined their voices at the meeting of Ministers of Culture, held in Havana in May 2023, when the Caribbean island held the pro tempore presidency of the group of 77 and China, in pursuit of consolidating culture as a universal public good and in defense of promoting a sustainable development objective typical of post-Agenda 2030 culture.

Organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi and with the collaboration of UNESCO, this sixth edition of the event became a platform for in-depth debates and the exploration of innovative approaches, which allow harnessing the power of culture for a sustainable future .