By Paul Osborne

Gwangju 2015 has signed an agreement with the office for hub city of Asian culture of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism ©Gwangju 2015Gwangju 2015 has signed an agreement that will it is hoped will help turn the city into an international hub of Asian culture

The Office for Hub City of Asian Culture of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has partnered up with the Organising Committee of the Gwangju Summer Universiade as part of a promise of support and cooperation in the successful delivery of the Games.

Both organisations will work together on promotions such as sharing official websites and social media channels including Twitter and Facebook, operating joint promotions both on and offline, and supporting each other in building a network with the international media.

Looking ahead to the future, they are also hoping they will work together in the planning of joint cultural events.

"The Gwangju Universiade is not only a mere sporting event but will realise the value of culture and education," said Kim Yoon-suk, the secretary general of Gwangju 2015.

"Therefore collaborating with the promotional group for hub city of Asian culture will lead to the growth of Gwangju into an international city of culture."

The Asian Culture Complex, being built by the Office for Hub City of Asian Culture, will be completed by the end of this year and is scheduled to operate from next year.

During the period of the Gwangju Universiade, from July 3 to 14, the Asian Culture Complex will allow a sneak peak of the culture of the South Korean city for the participants of the Universiade.

"The hub city of Asian culture project is the single largest cultural project in the history of the nation and various cultural events will be planned in line with the hosting of the Gwangju Universiade next year," explained Kim Sung-il, head of the Office for Hub City of Asian Culture.

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