At the 2nd China and Central and Eastern European Countries Cultural and Creative Industry Forum 2017, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between China and 16 Central and Eastern European Countries. The Forum was organized in the period of May 28 – June 1, 2017, in Beijing by Beijing International Studies University.
On behalf of the Republic of Srpska, the Memorandum was signed by Ms Sanda Dodik, Dean of the Academy of Arts of the University of Banja Luka, at the ceremony held on May 30, on which occasion she presented the range of creative industries dealt with at the Academy.
In terms of its scope, the Memorandum implies mutual research projects in the field of culture, establishment of an international platform for cooperation and inter-cultural exchange, student and staff exchange, as well as other activities contributing to connecting China and the Republic of Srpska in the fields of culture and education. As for the Chinese side, it was represented by the highest officials of the Ministry of Culture and Trade, as well as by the representatives of cultural institutions and industries.