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What is cultural relations policy?

Cultural relations policy (CRP) consists of two aspects of international relations.  As an integral part of foreign policy, it focuses on intercultural dialogue and policies based on common cultural heritage under international law. Interactions within (1) intercultural relations derive from unilateral actions or considered as bilateral and multilateral ones. Interactions within (2) intra-cultural relations are primarily kin-state policies and/or predominantly determined by pan movements. These approaches are valid in interstate relations, interregional relations and in cooperation among states and sub national entities.

Apart from international relations, cultural relations policy exists in multicultural host countries having effect on the communication, political thought, party politics, etc. of diverse ethnic, religious or cultural groups.


“... only a country to which people flock by the thousands from all corners of the world, has the right to advise others how to live. And the country from which so many others break out, across its frontiers, in tanks, or fly away in the homemade balloons or in the latest supersonic fighter, or escape across mine-fields and through machine-gun ambushes, or give the slip to packs of guard-dogs, that country certainly has no right to teach anyone anything - at least not for the time being.
First of all, put your own house in order. Try to create there such a society that people will not dig underground passages in order to escape. Only then shall we earn the right to teach others. And not with our tanks, but with good advice and our own personal example. Observe, admire, then go and imitate our example, if it pleases you.”

-- Viktor Suvorov