Kosovo announces the opening of cultural centers in Croatia

Kosovo announces the opening of cultural centers in Croatia

Pristina, February 4, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Kosovo’s government has announced the opening of cultural centers in Croatia. Minister of Diaspora, Valon Murati has taken this decision following a meeting with the Croatian deputy Minister of Culture, Berislav Shupiq, with which he has signed several cooperation agreements.

Murati said that the meeting with his Croatian counterpart discussed cooperation between the two countries and respective ministries in preserving cultural heritage, language and national identity and the possibility of launching a cooperation agreement for the opening of cultural centers in both countries.

Minister Murati has briefed the Croatian deputy Minister on the objectives of the Ministry of Diaspora in preserving and promoting culture in the Diaspora and its integration in the countries where they live, stressing the need of exchanging the best experiences in this domain.

The minister from Kosovo was briefed by his colleagues of the government of Croatia about the efforts being made in signing a cooperation agreement between the two countries in the domain of culture and where the Diaspora is ready to offer its inputs in order to help the Albanian community in Croatia.

Deputy minister Shupiq also offered the assistance of the Croatian Ministry of Culture in mobilizing the Institute for the Restoration of Cultural Heritage Objects in order to improve the capacities of the Republic of Kosovo in this domain. /ibna/