Upon the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between
Belarus and Slovenia and the sustainability of their bilateral
relations, economic and cultural ties, Janez Škrabec, director of Rico,
has given the National Library of Belarus in Minsk a valuable gift - the
Iconotheca Valvasoriana (a facsimile edition of rare European art
prints from the 15th-17th centuries).
The opening speech at the event held at the National Library in Minsk,
which is also the cultural and information centre of Belarus and a
unique architectural attraction, was made by Mrs Alena N. Kupčina,
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, and Her
Excellency Mrs Ada Filip Slivnik, the Ambassador of the Republic of
Slovenia. Riko’s gift was warmly accepted by the Deputy Minister of
Culture - and the academic professor Dr Boštjan Žekš gave a presentation
on Janez V. Valvasor and his Iconotheca Valvasoriana, which represents a
unique monument of art on a global level.