Minister of Culture Aleksandar Bogdanovic met with Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy, the daughter of the last king of Italy Umberto II.
During the meeting in Cetinje, Bogdanovic welcomed the guest in Montenegro, emphasizing the importance of her new visit in the context of the traditionally meaningful cooperation between our country and Italy.
This co-operation, as he pointed out, is particularly fruitful in the field of culture, where two countries are working together on a series of projects.
Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy said that she thinks of Montenegro as a particularly close state, also because she is the granddaughter of the Queen Jelena. For this reason, she added, she is particularly pleased that Montenegro and Italy have excellent relationships today and that the culture is one of the fields thanks to which the two states' connections are particularly strengthened.
Bogdanovic and Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy spoke more in detail about the possibilities of her and the contribution of the Leader’s Club, cultural-related processes in Montenegro. In this regard, Bogdanovic has briefed on the key programs and projects of the Ministry of Culture, especially focusing on the creative industries, which - among other things - imply a wide range of international cooperation and exchanging young creators.
Also discussed at the meeting was the possibility of organizing an exhibition dedicated to the Montenegrin princess, and the Italian Queen Jelena, from her post-marital life, to be dominated by objects and documents from the legacy of the Savoy family.
Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy in Montenegro resides with her associates from the Leader’s Club, which consists of powerful people in the sphere of public, social and political life of Switzerland, Italy, and France.
Text by CdM, on May 4th, 2019, read more at CdM