Bulgaria, Cyprus to Jointly Combat Artifacts Trafficking

Politics » DIPLOMACY | April 23, 2016, Saturday // 09:24
Bulgaria: Bulgaria, Cyprus to Jointly Combat Artifacts Trafficking Bulgaria's Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov. File photo, BGNES

Bulgarian and Cyprus on Friday signed a memorandum that will help them fight against the trafficking in artifacts and efforts to retrieve stolen items, the Culture Ministry has said.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Bulgarian Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov and Cyprus Transport Minister Marios Demetriades as the former was visiting the island.

"Joint effort of Cyprus and Bulgaria in the fight against illegal trafficking are very important, given Bulgaria's valuable experience," Demetriades is quoted as saying.

Rashidov also met Education and Culture Minister Costas Kadis, agreeing with him that reciprocal "weeks of culture" would be held in Bulgaria and Cyprus respectively.

The Bulgarian minister had another conversation with Ioannis Kasoulidis, the Foreign Minister of Cyprus.

A work by Rashidov, who is also a renowned sculptor in Bulgaria, was unveiled in his presence as part of an open-air "art park" in the capital Nicosia.

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