Spirit is happy to share the following message by U.S. Secretary of State Blinken in celebration of Arts and Cultural Diplomacy Month. Secretary Blinken highlights the value of cultural exchange programs and voices his commitment to these programs. Despite the difficulties COVID-19 has created for international cultural exchange, we are hopeful to see that the administration recognizes the immense value of our programs.
“Happy to have Secretary Blinken join this month’s celebration of Arts and Cultural Diplomacy. The U.S. Department of State‘s cultural exchange programs play an integral role in U.S. foreign policy as they build and strengthen mutual understanding between the United States and other countries.” – Exchange Programs – U.S. Department of State, April 6, 2021