Nigeria through the National Council for Arts and Culture(NCAC) and the Korean Cultural Centre of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Abuja have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at developing and promoting mutual and cultural exchanges.
The NCAC, Director-General Otunba Segun Runsewe signed on behalf of the National Council for Arts and Culture and while the Director, Korean Cultural Centre, Mr. Lee Jin Su signed on behalf of the Korean Cultural Centre in Abuja.
Speaking shortly after signing the MoU , Runsewe stated that the event marks the beginning of greater things to come between the People’s Republic of Korea and the National Council for Arts and Culture.
Runsewe stated that the MoU would enable each party to the deal to among other things establish and encourage an enduring partnership relationship for the development of all facets of the creative, mutual, cultural industries.
According to Runsewe, the MoU is aimed at the desire to continue the cooperation in the fields of culture and the arts through promoting cultural exchanges.
The MoU, he added, will also take care of modalities for cooperation between the Embassy of Korea and the National Council for Arts and Culture which will among other things facilitate the exchange of participation of artists and arts administrators in organizing conferences, seminars and workshops in both countries.
Otunba noted that with the signing of this MoU, special opportunities will be provided for artists that are deemed relevant to present their works through cultural exchange programs in both countries.
Responding, the Director, Korean Cultural Centre, Mr. Lee Jin Su, who was full of excitement with the signing of the MoU, acknowledged the need for the MoU, saying that there is no better time to sign it than now.
Lee Jin Su added that with the cooperation of other members of the Korean Cultural Centre, he will do his best to sustain and improve the relationship between the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the National Council for Arts and Culture.