The International Marco Polo
Center - Korcula and
The International Marco Palo and Silk Road Cultural Center -
hereby sign this agreement of friendship in order to promote
understanding and cooperation between Korcula, Croatia and the communities along the Silk
Road and China
- to promote widespread internationai cultural exchanges through
activities, conferences, exhibitions, film production, publishing and editing and events
focusing upon Marco Polo's life achievements with the Mongols and their vision and
philosophy in bringing together the East and West together,
- to present and promote the flow of ideas, products and exchanges
throughout the 13th and l4th Century and along the Marco Polo and Silk Roads,
- to strengthen and develop cooperation along the Marco Polo and Silk Roads
while organising conferences, events and activities in China, in Korcula, in Croatia and
along those roads from Croatia to China, and to Europe.
- to promote Marco Polo and the Silk Roads cultural wealth further
internationaily and in doing so promoting Korcula as an essential stepstone in the
promotion of Marco Polo's life achievements.
At Korčula, April 30th 2002.
Stanka Kraljevic, Tourist Board of Korcula, director
Vladimir Depolo, International Marco Polo Center - Korcula, president
Martina Dewsnap & Wang Xingjun, in the name of
International Marco Polo and Silk Road Cultural Center - Beijing - China