Gojkovic congratulated Italy on the organisation of Biennale in the very challenging circumstances of the pandemic, emphasising that this event represents an important opportunity for cultural exchange and encouragement of activities despite the pandemic.
She pointed out that the bilateral relations between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Italy are good, as well as that the two countries signed a document on strategic partnership, which has enabled us to further improve bilateral relations in all areas, including culture.
Franceschini also stressed that relations between the two countries are good, as well as that there is a great interest in cooperation, especially in the field of culture and all other segments, which can contribute to connecting the two nations.
Gojkovic thanked Italy for support to Serbia on its European path and expressed hope that Serbia will continue to make progress, and Franceschini pointed out that Italy will continue to back Serbia in the future.
Speaking about cooperation in the field of culture, Gojkovic expressed her belief that an agreement on cooperation in the field of cinematography will be signed soon.
The Minister of Culture and Information pointed out that an impressive number of Italian companies operate in Serbia, which help cultural institutions in Serbia within their socially responsible business policy.
Gojkovic expressed gratitude for the invitation to attend the opening ceremony of the 17th International Biennale and stated that Serbia used the opportunity to be present at this prestigious event, where it is represented by a team of young architects.
She pointed out that Serbia managed to make great steps and that a few months ago it opened cultural institutions in compliance with the epidemiological anti-coronavirus measures, and put artists on the list of priorities for vaccination, which contributed to the opening of cultural institutions.
Gojkovic invited Minister Franceschini on an official visit to the Republic of Serbia, reads a statement from the Ministry of Culture and Information.