Exhibition launches celebrations of 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sovereign Order of Malta and Bulgaria
An exhibition accompanying the launch of a booklet, “Travel journal about seven cultural sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List” opened on February 26 at the UniCredit Bulbank Art Gallery, the first event in a programme of celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Bulgaria.
The exhibition, open until March 8, shows drawings and comments from a group of children and orphans, was organised with the assistance of the Hug Me association.
The initiative was promoted by the embassy of the Order of Malta that, last August, organized a 10-day tour cities and sites where the children were able to discover the historical monuments that represent different eras of the religious and civil history of Bulgaria.
The exhibition of the drawings of the young artists, and the book in which they are compiled, was organised with the support of UniCredit Bulbank and with the patronage of the Ministries of Culture, Foreign Affairs and other institutions .
At the inauguration , which took place in the art gallery of UniCredit Bulbank , Ambassador Camillo Zuccoli, the UniCredit Bulbank chief Levon Hampartzoumian and general manager Andrea Cassini, and the Director of “Hug me” Milena Neyova , welcomed 200 guests including Simeon Saxe-Coburg, ambassadors and business people, members of Parliament, senior state officials, representatives of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church, the heads of the US and Italian chambers of commerce, academics, journalists, artists and volunteers from the group that collaborates with the Embassy in humanitarian activities promoted in Bulgaria.
Subsequently, on March 1, ambassador Zuccoli visited Malko Turnovo, where he was welcomed at a ceremony by mayor Iliyan Yanchev, city councillors, hospital director Dr Miroslav Obreikov and parish priest Father Roman Kotevich, to deliver an ambulance to the town’s hospital which, until then, did not have one.