Cultural ministers from south-eastern European countries are to meet in Bulgaria on Thursday to discuss heritage protection and sustainable development, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced Monday, Xinhua reported.
Cultural ministers from 13 south-eastern European countries will present their respective policies and measures at the 8th Ministerial Conference on Cultural Heritage in South-East Europe to safeguard the cultural heritage in their countries and promote sustainable development, according to the UNESCO.
Participants will discuss issues concerning the reinforcement of regional cooperation on capacity-building and the exchange of knowledge and good practices, as well as on the safeguarding of the elements of intangible cultural heritage that are shared by countries and local communities in the region.
The event will be officially opened by Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova and Bulgaria's Culture Minister Vezhdi Letif Rashidov.
Ministers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia, and Turkey will attend the conference.