Sunday, March 2, 2014

Borobudur-Machu Picchu sister heritage cooperation proposed

Indonesia will propose sister heritage cooperation between Borobudur andMachu Picchu in Peru, in a bid to enhance cultural exchange between the two countries.

"This proposal was supported by the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu," stated Indonesian Ambassador to Peru and Bolivia Moenir Ari Soenanda during his visit to Antara News Agencys Office here on Thursday.

According to Soenanda, Indonesias Borobudur and Perus Machu Picchu are iconic tourist destinations with megalithic structures that can be used for promoting cultural activities, such as dance and theatrical performances.

"We proposed to perform Indonesian cultural and art performances in Machu Picchu and Peru can also use Borobudur to promote its culture," he emphasized.

Soenanda added that the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has urged all Indonesian Ambassadors to promote Indonesias tourism in the country where they are deployed. 

"We do hope that the sister heritage between Borobudur and Machu Picchu can be approved shortly," he noted.
The Borobudur Temple located in Magelang, Central Java, was listed in Worlds Heritage inscription by UNESCO in 1991, while Machu Picchu in Peru was listed in 1983. (Antara)

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