Bulgarian Culture Minister Visits Berlin
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Bulgarian Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov is on a brief working visit to Berlin, said his Ministry Tuesday. He met with Prof. Monika Grutters, State Minister for Culture and the Media, and discussed with her culture projects and bilateral cooperation.
Prof. Grutters congratulated Rashidov on Bulgaria's ambition to put together a memorable culture programme for the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU in the first half of 2018. She expressed the readiness of her country to share its experience from the EU Presidency.
Rashidov voiced support for an idea for organizing a concert of the European Union Youth Orchestra during the Bulgarian Presidency as a token of support for young talents.
Rashidov shared his idea to also put together during the Presidency of an exhibition of rescued European culture valuables. Prof. Grutters hailed the idea.
The two sides also agreed that Bulgaria and Germany should sign an agreement on combatting the illegal trafficking of culture valuables, building an integrated information system in this field and making it accessible for all interested institutions.