Inaugural UAE-Greece Cultural Week begins tomorrow in Athens

Sun 21-10-2018 15:47 PM

ATHENS, 21st October 2018 (WAM) — The UAE Embassy in Greece is hosting the first UAE-Greece cultural week in Athens, to continue until 26th October 2018.

The event will take place in coordination with the Ministry of Digital Policy, Communication and Media in Greece, the National University of Athens – Capuchistrias and Zayed University, with the participation of the Mzayud Military group, UAE artist Maysoun Al Saleh, Greek artist Christos Indonaropoulos and Image Nation Abu Dhabi.

UAE-Greece Cultural Week highlights the vital role played by UAE cultural diplomacy in strengthening ties with friendly countries.

The event agenda includes Emirati film screenings across cinemas in Athens, as well as joint art exhibitions, among other activities.

There will also be several lectures on the UAE film and art industry, and the history of civilisation and culture of the UAE. Also scheduled is a screening of short films and a photo exhibition about the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Mohammed Mir Abdullah Yousef Al Raissy, UAE Ambassador to Greece, expressed his pleasure with the organisation of this event and highlighted the importance of organising similar activities in reinforcing the cultural and artistic interaction between the two friendly countries.

He expressed his hopes that UAE-Greece Cultural Week would lead to further cooperation in the arts and culture sector between the two countries.

WAM/Esraa Ismail/Nour Salman

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