Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko has proposed strengthening Ukrainian-Azerbaijani cooperation in the field of cinematography.
According to Ukrinform, he wrote this on Facebook following his meeting with First Deputy Minister of Culture of Azerbaijan Elnur Aliyev and Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Ukraine Elmira Akhundova.
"This meeting is important for the prospects of Ukrainian-Azerbaijani cooperation in the field of culture. It is extremely valuable for both countries to preserve cultural heritage. We discussed such cooperation, including within UNESCO and the Council of Europe. I also proposed strengthening Ukrainian-Azerbaijani cooperation in the field of cinematography. In particular, we discussed the possibility of using cash rebates, as well as holding Ukrainian film weeks in Azerbaijan and Azerbaijani film weeks in Ukraine," Tkachenko wrote.
He noted that the issue of the value of creative industries was currently being actively raised in Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
According to him, Azerbaijan has now raised the issue of the transformation of libraries and focused on their digitalization. Tkachenko also spoke about Ukrainian developments in this area -- from changes to the law "On Libraries and Library Affairs" to the plan to create a Digital Library.
"And, of course, the Great Restoration. I presented its first results to the Azerbaijani side. Our colleagues emphasized the urgency of the project. They agreed to consider options for cooperation. Nothing unites peoples like culture," he added.