Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor said the government in Bangladesh has been supporting cultural development by promoting cultural practices in the country.
Noor made the statement on Tuesday in his speech as the president of the four-day bi-annual cultural convention at UNESCO in Paris, titled ‘The Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions’, which commenced from Monday.
Noor spoke about the rich cultural history and heritage of Bangladesh at the conference. The present government is tirelessly working to preserve, develop and popularise cultural activities in the country, said Noor, who in his speech also talked about different steps taken by the government for promoting and preserving of cultural heritage in the country, reads an official statement sent by cultural affairs ministry.
A group of 45 countries of the Asia and Pacific region selected Bangladesh as the chair of the conference, which ends today. Noor will return to Bangladesh on June 16.
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