Cultural Cooperation between Macedonia and Ukraine
Friday, 29 August 2008

29.8.08 Macedonia and Ukraine will intensify the existing favourable cooperation in the field of culture, it has been agreed between Minister of Culture Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska and her Ukrainian counterpart Vasyl Vovkun.

Both ministers agreed a manifestation Days of Macedonian Culture to be organised in late 2008 or early 2009, whereas Ukraine in return to present its culture in Macedonia in mid-2009, the Culture Ministry said Friday in a press release.

At the meeting, Minister Milevski presented the capital projects developed by the Ministry, noting that by investing in culture, for which a significant amount was being set aside from the budget, Macedonia was included in Europe's cultural map. Ukrainian Minister Vovkun showed interest in regard to cooperating in the field of cultural heritage digitization.

The meeting was also attended by Macedonia's Ambassador to Ukraine Ilija Isajlovski, who established contact between the Macedonian Cultural Ministry and the Kiev Museum of Wax Figures for a cooperation in the design of wax figures for the museum complex in Skopje titled "VMRO Museum and Museum of Victims of Communism".

Macedonia and Ukraine foster continuous cooperation in the field of culture with mutual efforts and interest to strengthen it. Following the signing of the Education, Science and Culture Cooperation Agreement, new opportunities were opened for intensifying various activities in this field.


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