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Undersecretary Tripodi signs a Memorandum at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to launch the Year of Cultural Exchange between South Korea and Italy

Acting on behalf of Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Antonio Tajani, Italy’s Undersecretary of State to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Tripodi signed with the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Korea Yu In Chon the Memorandum on the Year of Cultural Exchange between South Korea and Italy, which will run from 2024 to 2025. The celebrations will be opened tomorrow with a performance of Korean music and dance at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.

“Cultural diplomacy will boost relations between Italy and South Korea for a year, with numerous events organised in both countries,” commented the Undersecretary, mentioning, among others, the eight performances of Turandot, the concert by the Seoul Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Beatrice Venezi, and the multimedia exhibition “Mirabilia-Mosaici” (Mirabilia-Mosaics) devoted to an art form representative of Italy’s excellence.

The Memorandum is part of Italy’s cultural diplomacy efforts in South Korea which cover areas of cooperation between the two countries, such as music, theatre, visual arts, cinema and the promotion of national literature. This cooperation aims at enhancing and disseminating the cultural heritage of both Italy and South Korea, strengthening mutual understanding and the exchange of expertise.

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