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Chile signs cultural cooperation program with Croatia

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Ampuero, signed today, in the Montt Varas Room of the Moneda Palace, the Programme between the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Government of the Republic of Chile on Cooperation in the Field of Culture for the years 2018 - 2021, together with the Croatian Secretary of State, Zdravka Busic.

The document signed today seeks to promote cultural relations between the two countries through the exchange of activities such as the exhibition of expositions, the performance of concerts of music in its various forms, and the exhibition of films of an artistic and audiovisual nature, which should be agreed upon by a Joint Cultural Commission.

The program was signed today as part of the visit to Chile of the President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who was received in audience by the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera. Both leaders first held a private meeting and then an expanded meeting with delegations from both countries, in which Minister Ampuero also participated.

The relationship between Chile and Croatia is based on the large number of Croatian citizens who emigrated to the national territory. According to Croatia, between 55,000 and 60,000 immigrant citizens arrived in Chile between 1854 and 1956. In 1995, Chile inaugurated its Embassy in Zagreb and together with Brazil, they are the only countries in the region with a diplomatic mission in that city.