Norway, Italy Envoys to Be Named Honorary Sofia Citizens

Politics » DIPLOMACY | September 17, 2012, Monday // 12:11

Norwegian Ambassador to Bulgaria Tove Skarstein and Italian Ambassador to the country Stefano Benazzo will be named honorary citizens of the capital Sofia on Monday, among others.

Skarstein will be honored for her key contribution towards several projects in Sofia, including the Museum Gallery of Modern Art and the National Library's digital center, local media remind.

Benazzo will be awarded for his active participation in Sofia's cultural life and his contribution for Sofia's candidacy for European Capital of Culture in 2019.

Artist and sculptor Alexandar Dyankov, singer Boris Gudjunov, former international basketball referee Valentin Lazarov, head of the Sofia Metropolitan company Stoyan Bratoev, composer and conductor Plamen Djouroff, architect Vasil Kitov and engineer Petar Mitanov will be also bestowed with honorary Sofia citizenship.

September 17 is St. Sofia Day, the Bulgarian capital's official holiday.

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