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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Demeke Mekonnen, said efforts should be made to transform the region into a hotbed of conflict, drought and instability.
The East African Culture and Arts Festival is scheduled to be held in Ethiopia from June 7 to 12, 2014.
A search for a sponsor for the plan was conducted in Addis Ababa under the coordination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Demeke Mekonnen addressed the gathering. He said the festival will play an important role in strengthening ties between the two countries.
He said the Regional Culture and Arts Festival is important to make the foreign policy principle a reality.
He called on all parties, including the government and other stakeholders, to support the festival.
“East Africa’s time of conflict, drought and crisis must end,” Demeke said. He said we must work to change the bad history of the region by utilizing its rich culture and potential.
He noted that the East African region had a wealth of art and a wealth of resources, adding that efforts should be made to change its image.
He said the main purpose of the festival is to strengthen East African countries’ people-to-people contacts and work together for success.
Minister of Culture and Sports Kejela Merdasa; He said the festival is of great significance as the link between culture and arts is crucial for the region’s economic development.
He said it is important to strengthen the overall cooperation by presenting the cultures, arts and traditions of the two countries in one forum.
He said co-operation with neighboring countries to achieve social and economic issues was “not an election issue but an obligation”.
The festival is expected to feature music festivals, traditional costumes, accessories, films, paintings and more.
The festival will cost 45 million birr and will include workshops, including sports competitions.
The Ministry of Culture and Sports is allocating 12 million birr for the festival and is planning to raise the remaining 33 million birr through various support options.