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27 September, 2000
The 3rd conference of the International Network of Culture Ministers will be held in Santorini on Wednesday to discuss national cultural policies regarding cultural heritage, cultural identity and cultural diversity issues.
The network was created in 1997 and operates as an informal forum for the exchange of ideas on national cultural policies.
In a related development, Greek Culture Minister Theodoros Pangalos and the participants from France, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico and South Africa met on Tuesday evening, forming a contact group, to discuss the aforementioned issues. The Greek culture minister and his Canadian counterpart were also due to sign in Santorini on Tuesday night a sports cooperation protocol regarding the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. The next forums of the International Network of Culture Ministers will be held in Lucerne, Switzerland in 2001 and in Cape Town, South Africa in 2002.
Source: Athens News Agency