Pakistan, Germany look to expand cultural ties

German’s youth ambassador says there is a need to explore opportunities

Our Correspondent July 13, 2019

LAHORE: Pakistan has shared a long-standing history of art and culture with Germany and there is a need to build understanding and respect for both sides. This was stated by Germany’s Youth Ambassador Marion Pfennigs as she spoke at the Lahore Arts Council (LAC) during her visit on Friday. She took keen interest in the diverse sections of Alhamra.

In a meeting with LAC Executive Director Ather Ali Khan, Marion said Alhamra promoted the soft image of Pakistan abroad. They agreed on people-to-people contacts to further strengthen bilateral relations. Both sides also agreed to explore opportunities in arts, literature and other cultural dimensions.

In this regard, a four-member delegation from German embassy, including Marion Pfennigs, Svenja Windsch, Sanjeev Pokharel and Iftikhar Ahmed, appreciated the hard work of Alhamra Arts Council.

Khan briefed Marion and her team about Alhamra Art Gallery, Academy of Performing Arts, Adbi Bethak and Cultural activities at the council. He said that it was a key objective of the LAC to promote art and cultural relations between the two countries.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 13th, 2019.

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