Agreement between Italy and Macedonia on education, culture and science – news from embassies

Agreement between Italy and Macedonia on education, culture and science – news from embassies

(ANSAmed) – Skopje, October 20 – Culture Minister Becera Kostadinovska Stojcievska and Italian Ambassador to North Macedonia Andrea Silvestri signed the Fifth Program of Cooperation in Education, Culture and Science between the Italian Republic and the Republic of Italy. North Macedonia.

The programme, which will run from 2022 to 2025, will provide a framework for the intense cooperation already started between the two countries in these areas, with initiatives such as exhibitions, musical, cinematographic and theatrical events, publishing, restoration and promotion of cultural culture. and natural heritage, cooperation between universities and between schools, as well as promotion in the countries concerned for the teaching of the Italian and Macedonian languages.

Welcoming the signing of the programme, Minister Kostadinovska Stojchevska noted that “when we talk about Italy, each of us thinks of beautiful things, inevitably connected with art.” The program – he continued – would offer “special benefits to young people in the fields of science, education and culture, scholarships, exchanges, and joint opportunities” and would allow “the construction of new recognized Italian-Macedonian pathways, pathways that create new values ​​for both the Balkans and Italy.”

“Our cooperation program has grown over the years, with ever-increasing ambitions, and now includes a large number of camps. We are very pleased to sign it just one month after the official visit of President Mattarella to Skopje, which attracted attention. Cooperation in the cultural field ‘, noted Ambassador Silvestri on his part. The ambassador concluded that “the cooperation between Italy and North Macedonia in the cultural, educational and scientific fields is now of a stable and orderly nature. A strategic partnership that is gaining more importance in light of the start of accession negotiations with the European Union.” , at the end of a speech he gave entirely in Macedonian.

The signing took place at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, which until October 26 hosts the exhibition Ecosistemi Contemporanei, created by Italian artists Roberto Gazi and Antonio Massarotto while living in the newly created Char Planina Park. (ANSAMED).

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