Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Cuba-Ecuador Sign Cultural Agreement in Venezuela

November 13, 2007

Cuban News Agency

Havana, Nov 12 (acn) Cuban Culture Minister Abel Prieto has described the cultural agreement signed by Cuba and Ecuador at the Third International Book Fair underway in Venezuela as an important tool of work.

For his part, Ecuadorian Culture Minister Antonio Preciado noted the importance of the document for his country which will benefit from the island's large experience in the field of cultural management.

Ecuador has also signed cooperation agreements with Brazil and Venezuela in the context of the Caracas' book fair which started on Friday 9 and will run until Sunday, reports the Bolivarian news agency.

According to the program, Cuban National Prizewinner for Literature, Cesar Lopez, will launch his anthology "Arpa de tronco vivos" on Monday, while the Cuban essayist, Enrique Ubieta, will present the titles "Venezuela Rebelde" and "Por la izquierda".

The Cuban delegation to the major cultural event is also made up of the vice President of the Cuban Book Institute, Alpidio Alonso, poet Renaldo Garcia Blanco, writer Raul Flores, and a number of editors and specialists.

After traveling through 23 Venezuelan states, the book fair is established these days in Caracas where 200 publishing houses from

25 countries are exhibiting thousands of books of classic and contemporary literature.

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