Estonian-Georgian Cultural Declaration Signed ({{commentsTotal}})

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At Kuressaare Castle today, the Estonian and Georgian ministers of culture, Rein Lang and Mirian Odisharia, signed a bilateral cultural cooperation plan for 2013-2016.

Pledging to increase ties in the creative sector, sharing cultural heritage, and organizing events, it is the first such document to be signed between Estonia and Georgia.

"Georgia is an important partner to us and we wish to further increase cooperation in the area of culture,“ Lang was quoted as saying a press release.

With regard to current joint projects, opera troupes from Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi, as well as world-famous bass Paata Burchuladze, will be the international highlights of this year's Saaremaa Opera Days. In the fall, an Estonian-Georgian produced feature film called "Tangerines“ will debut.