Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko discussed with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Ukraine Larisa Galadza the issues of bilateral cultural cooperation.
A video conference meeting took place on September 21, the Ministry’s press service informs.
"The parties discussed Ukraine-Canada cultural cooperation, in particular the ratification of the agreement on joint production of audiovisual works," reads the statement.
Tkachenko informed the Ambassador about the preparations for the launch of the Great Restoration program, the creation of cultural service centers, and the implementation of state programs to promote reading, develop domestic tourism, and improve media literacy.
In turn, the Canadian side expressed interest in the launch of a cash rebate system in Ukraine and declared the readiness to inform its filmmakers about the system.
“I am grateful to our Canadian partners for support. It is nice to have a dialogue with colleagues whom we should not convince that the possibilities of culture are extremely powerful,” Tkachenko said after the meeting.