Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday visited the Culture Ministry and met with Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and Deputy Minister of Sports Lefteris Avgenakis.
“We consider the Culture Minister not just a trustee of our heritage but a development ministry as well,” said Mitsotakis, adding that the “connection of culture with sports and tourism is a major initiative of this government.”
The premier underlined that “Greek culture, classical and modern, is the face of Greece,” adding that “our vision for culture is nothing short of revolutionary.” As he explained, “I dare use this word to mark how ambitious our plans are to promote our classical heritage in a different way, and to use modern culture to promote Greece’s new image abroad.”
Mitsotakis discussed with the ministry’s authorities a series of iconic projects, starting from the National Archaeological Museum project which as he said will become a reference point in the Greek capital. He also spoke of exploiting to the utmost degree what Greek museums and the Archaeological Resources Fund have to offer, in order to increase revenues from archaeological sites. “Unfortunately, revenues from archaeological sites are extremely low,” he pointed out.
Source: Tornos News
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