10 April 2019 - During his visit to the United Arab Emirates, Minister of Culture Aleksandar Bogdanović met with his UAE counterpart Noura Al Kaabi. Ministers Bogdanović and Al Kaabi discussed the possibilities for cooperation between the two countries in the field of culture.
They pointed out that it is of the utmost importance to sign as quickly as possible the agreement on cooperation in the area of culture. The meeting also discussed the exchange of experience in the field of the development of creative industries, which were stressed as very important for encouraging the development of products and services based on elements of culture and art, as well as linking artists from the two countries.
Minister of Culture of Montenegro Aleksandar Bogdanović participated in the Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2019, at the invitation of UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura Al Kaabi. This year's Summit discussed the role of culture in global challenges and the impact of creativity and technology on positive changes in the world.
At the Summit, Minister Bogdanović talked with the representatives of the participating countries about similar experiences in the areas of development of cultural and artistic creativity and creative industries and the preservation and protection of cultural heritage. Opportunities for cooperation on joint projects of creative industries, promotion of cultural diversity, protection and conservation of cultural heritage and digitization were also discussed.
Earlier, during the December 2018, to mark ten years of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and Montenegro, the embassy of the United Arab Emirates organized UAE-MNE Cultural Evening on November 27 at the Great Hall of the Cultural and Informational Centre "Budo Tomović".
On this occasion, it was concluded that the audience in Montenegro had the opportunity to enjoy the folklore performances of the cultural, artistic associations from the UAE, in a friendly exchange with the cultural, artistic association from Montenegro for the first time.