Meeting between the Basque and Spanish Ministers for Culture at the Etxepare Basque Institute
Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.
The Basque Minister for Culture and Language Policy, Bingen Zupiria, and the Spanish Minister for Culture and Sport, Miquel Iceta, met this morning at the Etxepare Basque Institute’s headquarters in San Sebastián.
This first meeting since Miquel Iceta joined the cabinet as Spanish Minister for Culture and Sport served to establish an initial contact between the two parties and to promote joint interests in the areas of culture and sport.
Among other issues analysed in this first meeting were the participation of both institutions in cultural initiatives and institutions being developed in the Basque Country, the deployment and application of the Next Generation EU Fund, the development of the so-called ‘Artist´s Statute’, support for cultural projects in Basque, and policies regarding the internationalisation of Basque culture.
Taking part in the meeting in representation of the Basque Government were the Minister for Culture and Language Policy, Bingen Zupiria, Vice-minister for Culture, Andoni Iturbe, and director of the Etxepare Basque Institute, Irene Larraza. Representing the Spanish Government, the Minister for Culture and Sport was accompanied by Cabinet Director Patricia Rafael and the Spanish Government Delegate in the Basque Country, Denis Itxaso.