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Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will meet with his colleague in Finland
Indrek Saar, Minister of Culture and Paavo Nõgene, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Culture, will travel to Tampere, Finland today. During the visit, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will meet with Sampo Terho, Finland’s Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sports. They will also attend the opening of the Tampere theatre festival and the opening ceremonies for the Moomin Museum taking place as part of Finland's centenary celebrations.
This afternoon, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and Secretary-General Paavo Nõgene will attend the opening of the Tampere Theatre Festival. The Tampereen Teatterikesä is the oldest theatre festival in the Nordic countries as well as one of the largest professional theatre festivals, which also cooperates with Estonian theatres.
On Wednesday, Toimi Jaatinen, the Director of the Vapriikki Museum Centre, will introduce the complex, and thereafter, the minister and secretary-general will attend the opening of the Moomin Museum and visit the Tampere Hall. The meeting between the ministers of culture, taking place after the formal concert marking the opening of the Moomin Museum, will focus on topics such as the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Estonian-Finnish cultural relations and the country’s centenary.
The educational and cultural cooperation agreement between Estonia and Finland, known as the Intellectual Cooperation Convention, is one of Estonia's oldest cultural agreements in force – after the restoration of Estonian independence, the countries agreed to reinstate the 1937 agreement in its original form.
Today, Luo Shugang, Minister of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, and Paavo Nõgene, Secretary-General of the Estonian Ministry of Culture, signed the cooperation programme of the Estonian and Chinese cultural ministries for 2018 to 2022. The existence of a valid agreement creates the preconditions for continued cultural cooperation. Minister Shugang has accepted the invitation to visit Saaremaa Opera Days festival in 2018 to attend the performances of Shanghai Opera.
Eile, 21. septembril lõppenud Kultuuriministeeriumi ning Eesti Arhitektide Liidu koostöös toimunud kõrgetasemeline konverents tõi Tallinnasse kokku Euroopa ruumiloome juhtivad eksperdid, et arutada Euroopa ühtse arhitektuuripoliitika kujundamise võimalusi ja praeguste riiklike arhitektuuripoliitikate tulevikku. Eesti Euroopa Liidu eesistumise raames toimunud konverentsil kõneldi elukeskkonna kavandamise ja ehituskultuuri edendamise viimastest arengutest, mõttesuundadest ja edulugudest nende elluviimisel Euroopa riikides.