Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler discussed ways to strengthen Hungarian-Croatian cultural relations with Minister of Culture Nina Obuljen Korzinek on Monday and signed an agreement on Hungarian-Croatian cultural cooperation.

The ministers agreed that bilateral cultural relations were developing fast in the recent period in the areas of performing arts, heritage protection and the cultural education of ethnic minorities, Kásler told a joint press conference after the meeting.

The new agreement expands a previous document on cooperation, he said. Kásler added that

Croatia would take over the rotating presidency of the European Union from January next year and several joint events would be held during the presidency.

A new area of cooperation will be archeology which will involve using state-of-the-art technologies for instance in archeogenetics, he said.

Obuljen Korzinek thanked Hungary for excellent cooperation in the protection and promotion of cultural events for national minorities in both Croatia and Hungary. She cited the Croatian National Theatre of Pécs, in southern Hungary, as an example.

She added that during Croatia’s presidency the Várkert Bazár in Budapest will host an exhibition of Croatian painter Miroslav Kraljevic in March and the Hungarian National Museum will show an exhibition on Hungarian-Croatian fine art heritage in the 12th-20th centuries.

Kasler also met Minister of Public Administration Ivan Malenica during his visit.

Source: mti

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