On July 16, 2020, the Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to Ukraine Etienne de Poncins met in Kyiv.
The parties discussed cooperation between the two countries in the cultural sphere and strengthening the strategic partnership.
"France is a shining example in the field of cultural management for Ukraine. We really appreciate the exchange of experience and constant dialogue with the French side," said Oleksandr Tkachenko.
The Minister also thanked the Ambassador for the active participation of France in the process of establishing a dialogue on the peaceful settlement of the conflict in the East and support of Ukraine in the international arena.
The French side praised the initiative on a 7% VAT rate for culture - a presidential bill № 3851 having registered in the Verkhovna Rada.
Nathalie Beras, Advisor on cooperation and cultural activity of the Embassy of France, Director of the Institut français d'Ukraine (French Institute in Ukraine), also took part in the event.