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First Ministerial Conference of the Ancient Civilizations Forum (Athens, 24 April 2017)

Friday, 21 April 2017

On Monday, 24 April, the first Ministerial Conference of the Ancient Civilizations Forum will take place in Athens, at Zappeion Megaron. The proceedings of the Ministerial Conference will be opened by His Excellency the President of the Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, at 09:00, at Zappeion Megaron.

During the Conference, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will address the high-ranking guests, who will have the opportunity to exchange views on the role of culture as a factor for soft power and on the effective promotion of a positive cooperation agenda aimed at capitalising on cultural heritage.

The Forum proceedings will culminate in a press conference given by the participants, at 15:15. Attending officials will then be taken on a guided tour of the Acropolis Museum, and a dinner will be hosted at the museum's restaurant.

The Ancient Civilizations Forum – conceived of by Foreign Minister Kotzias – will be attended by ten countries that represent major ancient civilizations: Greece, China, Bolivia, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Mexico and Peru.

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