‘Cultural Diplomacy Program’ to promote local literarcy at the international level

By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
Photo Fb Zambry

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has held discussions with the committee to organize a Cultural Diplomacy program that aims to promote local literary works such as poems, rhymes at international level.

Foreign Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said, this is considered as a Festival of Ideas, as to showcase local literary works to the international community.

“With this program, it provides an opportunity for us to deep dive on other international literary works too.

“It is my fervent hope that this program would be a signature program, in an effort to further promote Malaysia’s cultural diplomacy with the wider international community,” he said in a statement here recently.

Zambry, earlier morning attended  Perhimpunan Bulanan and Celebration of Independence Day with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ officers and staff at Wisma Putra.

“It was such a brief meet up but was meaningful as to foster camaraderie among the Ministry’s officers and staff at all levels.

“I emphasised on the importance of teamwork, which has a huge impact on organisation. That’s what we aspire to do at Wisma Putra and for that very reason, we have been recognized all over the world. Once again, kudos to all the Wisma Putra family,” he said.

He said, in conjunction with the month of independence, he also highlighted the importance of independence which goes beyond waving our flags before the audience, which also comprised of our Malaysian diplomats abroad.

“But what is more important is the spirit to serve the country and continue to elevate the country to greater heights.

“I truly believe that Wisma Putra’s family will continue to serve the country with their best abilities so as to ensure Malaysia continues to be respected at the international platform and that ties between countries will continue to be strengthened,” he said.

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