16:58 16.05.2016

Ukraine's Culture Minister visits Sweden, meets counterpart

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Ukraine's Culture Minister visits Sweden, meets counterpart

During the visit to the Kingdom of Sweden the Culture Minister of Ukraine Yevhen Nyshchuk has held a meeting with the Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine reports.

"Now, when we have an opportunity to reform the Ministry, it is important to emphasize a number of markers for cooperation. We conducted, among other things, joint workshops and brainstorming sessions on decentralization cooperation. Our partners from Sweden already have a great experience in this," parliamentary press service quotes Nyshchuk.

According to the report, the Swedish Minister confirmed her willingness to cooperate and said that Sweden was ready to send its experts to Ukraine to implement the Swedish innovations in Ukrainian reality that had already received positive feedback in Sweden.

The functioning, development and support of such creative industries in Ukraine, such as fashion, photography and contemporary art, were touched upon during our talks,. the report says.

During the talks ministers also discussed protection issues involving UNESCO World Heritage Sites, freedom of expression and of the press, as well as gender equality. They also discussed areas of cooperation and support for a function Ukraine institute in Sweden. Kuhnke also expressed her concern about events in Donbas.

According to the report, the minister greeted Ukraine on winning the Eurovision-2016 song contest and offered multifaceted assistance in organizing the Eurovision 2017 competition, which Ukraine will host next year.

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