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Monday, 24.04.2017, 10:20
Latvian and Belarus MFA open an event dedicated to the International Native Language Day in Minsk
During his visit to Belarus, the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkeviсs together with the Foreign Minister of Belarus, Vladimir Makei, opened an event dedicated to the International Native Language Day at the Janka Kupala State Literary Museum in Minsk. In his speech, Edgars Rinkeviсs highlighted the close links between Latvian and Belarusian national cultures, as evidenced in the joint work and cultural legacy of poets Rainis and Janka Kupala, informs BC the Latvian MFA.
With the support of Rainis, a Belarusian Board of Education was established and 23 Belarusian schools were opened in Latvia, an association of Belarusian culture and education, Tēvija (Batskayshchina), was established, a Belarusian theatre was opened, and newspapers in the Belarusian language were published.
Cooperation is currently taking place between the Latvian Association of Memorial Museums and the Janka Kupala Museum in Minsk. In June 2015, the Janka Kupala Museum will present an exhibition in honour of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rainis and Aspazija, entitled “Aspazija and Rainis: A Rebel and a Humanist. The Story of Two Latvian Poets”.
At the conclusion of his presentation, Edgars Rinkeviсs expressed his conviction that cultural ties between Latvia and Belarus will grow increasingly stronger.