Giuseppe Manzo, left, and Vladan Vukosavljevic
At the seminar, organised by the Ministry of Culture and the Media and the Italian Institute of Culture with the support of the Italian Embassy to Serbia, professionals from Italy presented their experiences and initiatives in the field of evaluation of cultural goods.
Vukosavljevic said on this occasion that Serbia and Italy do not have common borders or the same economic status, but they do share a spirit of rich European heritage and common cultural values.
The data that 17 Roman emperors were born in the territory of the present-day Serbia surely speaks volumes about our cultural and historical ties, he said and added that the national registry of monuments of culture in Serbia includes 2,531 immovable cultural goods, 191 of which are archaeological sites.
The Minister expressed satisfaction with the fact that he can welcome Italian professionals in the field of management of cultural resources, cultural heritage and its better positioning on the map of important tourist destinations.
Ambassador Manzo stated that Italy and Serbia are important business partners and that around 700 Italian companies do business in Serbia, thus bringing their culture of entrepreneurship and doing business.
He pointed out that in the past two years Italy has invested a lot in the management of cultural heritage and now it wants to share that knowledge with Serbia and thus expand cooperation between the two countries.
We are starting an initiative which will be broadened and thus the scope of cooperation will also be increased. Now it is your turn to implement this project and you will always find a partner in the Italian Embassy, Manzo told professionals from the field of protection of cultural heritage and representatives of the institutions of culture in Serbia gathered at the seminar.
Minister Vukosavljevic received an invitation during the seminar to attend the Mediterranean Tourism Fair in October, which he gladly accepted.