FEALAC countries have an invaluable natural, tangible and intangible cultural heritage. According to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the heritage sites of East Asia and Latin America together account for 36 percent of the world’s registered heritage properties.
Culture is an important element in FEALAC’s process of increasing connectivity between East Asia and Latin America. In fact, the promotion of inter-regional understanding is recognized as a main purpose of FEALAC as it serves a basis for more effective, fruitful relations and closer cooperation between the two regions.
In FEALAC, the following topics are recognized as priorities for cooperation in respect to culture (Final report on the 1st CYGS WG meeting, 2014).
- connecting FEALAC cultural cities and institutions
- promoting cultural exchange through cultural festivals
- Spanish language