Deputy Minister Hoti, honored with the "Golden Eagle" medal at the "Days of the Book" Festival in Tirana

18.05.2018

At the National Historical Museum in Tirana, from May 16 to 20, for the first time is being organized the Festival “Days of the book” by Klik Ekspo Group, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth and the Municipality of Tirana .

At the opening of the festival, the first session was about poetry from Kosovo. The accompanying event of the first session was named "Kosovo comes among the verses", where were invited the Minister of Culture, Mirela Kumbaro-Furxhi, the Minister of Education, Lindita Nikolla, the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports from the Republic of Kosovo, Rexhep Hoti and other personalities of culture.

In this first session, verses of poets from Kosovo, Ali Podrimja, Din Mehmeti, Azem Shkreli and Rexhep Hoti were read out.

Deputy Minister Rexhep Hoti, at the same time a poet and writer at the inauguration ceremony of the Festival, was honored with the "Golden Eagle" gratifying medal with the motivation "For the dedication that contributes to the transfer of values of culture and art throughout Albanian lands through serious engagements in the joint initiatives, contribution to the field of study of Ismail Kadare's work, as well as prominent poetical creativity".

On this occasion, Hoti, thanked the organizers for this festival of special importance, not only for the fact that it is organized for the first time with a character of such, but has also chosen Kosovo as the first theme. "The festival is a special example that offers the opportunity to promote the advancement of our common cultural trunk between our two republics through the book", said Deputy Minister Hoti in his thankful speech.

"I'm delighted that the opening of the festival was a hint of poetry creations exclusively from Kosovo", said Hoti.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Culture, Mirela Kumbaro-Furxhi, praised the festival as a welcoming space and atmosphere for people who love the book, for those who write it and for those who read it.

"First of all I thank you for your presence and and congratulate you for the festival’s admiration! It was a pleasure for us that we had you at the opening of the Days", said among other things Minister Kumbaro to Deputy Minister Hoti.

The festival, which is organized under the seal of Elona Agolli, the daughter of the prominent Albanian poet, already the late Dritëro Agolli, will organize more than 70 activities to be held at the Museum in Tirana, at the Academy of Arts in Lezha and Fier. Major translations, great works, artistic literature, Albanian and foreign and then language literature at a meeting with Ledi Shamku-Shkreli. What is meant is a day and night celebration, starting from the book, to be merged in other genres of art.

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