The international cultural policy of the Republic of Belarus is implemented through fruitful cooperation with international organizations such as the UN, the EU, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, the CIS, etc., entering bilateral and multilateral intergovernmental or interdepartmental agreements, programs and action plans, participation in various platforms of international cooperation. The main subjects of the foreign cultural policy are the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, diplomatic missions, and cultural attaches. State and non-governmental institutions of art and culture, unions and associations of artists, higher art schools, local municipalities are also actively involved in international cultural cooperation. They are members of relevant European or international networks of culture and art.
In 2017, the Republic of Belarus and the PRC have established a Commission for Cultural Cooperation, which provides for the integration and effective implementation of many joint cultural projects.
As for the protection of the historical and cultural heritage, there is a Belarusian-Polish Advisory Commission on Cultural Heritage Issues. The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the United States of America on the protection and preservation of certain cultural property, the Agreement between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania on cooperation in the field of protection of historical and cultural heritage are concluded.
In 2016 - 2019, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus signed 23 agreements on cultural cooperation with foreign countries. The agreements are aimed at strengthening state and non-governmental cooperation in the field of culture as a whole and its certain areas: cinema, visual and performing arts, historical and cultural heritage, design and media space; at the support of the intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity, and expanding of the export of the culture and cultural products, promotion of the Belarusian culture abroad.
Through international cooperation, the policy on promoting the Belarusian cultural content is being implemented. The intercultural dialogue is being formed and interaction is being developed between individuals, organizations and creative unions, as well as the geography of cultural cooperation is expanding.
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
Diplomatic missions of the Republic of Belarus in foreign countries
Creative unions and associations
Civil Society Organization (CSO)