The martial arts of various nations will be brought to the international stage
KUANTAN: Martial arts of various races in Malaysia will be introduced more actively on the international stage through the Language and Culture Diplomacy Program.
Foreign Minister, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah, said the implementation of the program involved the cooperation of relevant parties such as the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) and the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (K-KOMM).
“There are many unique martial arts heritage of the nation that want to be widely spread and shared on the international stage.
“We will start with a video clip so that all 107 representative offices can play the video at the program that takes place there.
“Apart from martial arts, also involved are cultural arts such as traditional dances of various races in Malaysia,” he said at a press conference in conjunction with the ‘Familiarisation Visit for Diplomatic Corps’ Program here, yesterday.
Saifuddin said as a start, a program will be held in Frankfurt, Germany on Oct 1 which involves a series of lectures and round table meetings related to living in harmony in a peaceful culture, dance art from Sarawak and food presentations by celebrity chef, famous, Datuk Chef Ismail or real Ismail Ahmad.
The program was held in collaboration with MOTAC and the Sarawak state government, followed by a series of lectures and round table discussions scheduled at several universities in Frankfurt and Berlin.
Commenting on the ‘Familiarisation Visit for Diplomatic Corps’ Programme, Saifuddin said it was a Foreign Ministry visit program held every year to introduce the uniqueness and advantages of the state in Malaysia, in addition to opening opportunities for cooperation with the state government.
The three-day program in Pahang started yesterday, involving 31 participants representing 19 foreign embassies, namely 18 High Commissioners and Ambassadors of various countries who will be taken to visit the Royal Pahang Weaving Development Complex Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah in Pekan.
They will also be taken to the second highest tower in Malaysia, Kuantan 188 which offers a 360 degree view of the city of Kuantan and will also listen to an economic briefing from the Pahang Government Secretary’s Office.
source – BERNAMA