Algerian Minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi and CISAC Vice President Marcelo Piñeyro open congress by showing how culture can unify
Creators from 26 countries have gathered in Algeria for the annual Writers & Directors Worldwide congress. Supported by Algerian authors’ society ONDA, the congress coincided with one of the largest celebrations of art and culture in Africa, the Salon de la Créativité.
“Algeria is at the vanguard of the fight for authors’ rights in Africa,” said ONDA Director General Sami Bencheikh El-Hocine noted while introducing Algerian minister of culture Azzedine Mihoubi and CISAC vice president Marcelo Piñeyro. The minister paid tribute to the role of culture in society. “Culture is the cement that makes it possible for people to communicate together through all forms of culture, art, music, dance, literature and audiovisual. It draws people together and can be a tool to mitigate extremism. It spreads the ideals of humanism and cultural diversity”.