Nigeria, Belgium Tie-up for Cultural Exchange Programme this Year
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Life and style of Nigeria and Kingdom will take centre stage this year as the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) and the Kingdom of Belgium will be working closely together to promote the culture of both countries. The Belgian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Mr. Daniel Dorgent has said there is need to come together and work on projects which will be of mutual benefit to both nations through presentation of fashion exhibitions, music and dance, art and crafts as well as cultural festivals.
The Envoy revealed this while on a visit to the NCAC soliciting collaboration from Director General of the NCAC Otunba Segun Runsewe in this regard. Dorgent said Nigeria was a country with great potentials adding, “We stand to benefit from some of these interesting potentials.” He was also quick to state that the project could involve Nigerians and Africans in the Diaspora.
Runsewe promised to provide the necessary logistics like venue, publicity and security to ensure a successful outing. He observed that Nigeria and Belgium have a long relationship in sports while sharing mutually beneficial economic ties with no less than 40 Belgium companies doing extremely well in Nigeria.
NCAC boss recalled that “As far back as 1984, over eleven Nigerian professional footballers plied their trade in the Belgian league. You will recall also that in the last Olympic, Nigeria and Belgium played the volleyball final.” Adding: “As a body, we have collaborated with Iran, Bangladesh and China. So for your exhibition, we will put in our best to ensure the program meets international standards.” It was gathered that the meeting ended with the exchange of promotional materials between the two nations.
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