Culture Minister Mendoni discusses cultural synergies with US officials

Culture Minister Mendoni discusses cultural synergies with US officials

Cultural collaborations between Greece and the US were discussed at a meeting between Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and US Department of State Assistant Secretary of European and Eurasian Affairs Philip T. Reeker and US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt, in the framework of the second round of Greece-US Strategic Dialogue.

A statement by the culture ministry said Mendoni “brought up the issue of repatriating illegally exported antiquities and cultural goods from Greece,” and reminded that the Greece-US memorandum of cooperation on cultural collaboration has been tabled in parliament and will be passed in October.

Another issue discussed is synergies between Greek and American museums, book and publishing companies – in light of the US having being the honored country at the 2018 Thessaloniki International Fair – while the filming of cinema and TV production projects in Greece was also considered.