The organizing committee for celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing is led by Information Minister Lilia Ananich and Culture Minister Boris Svetlov. Some 60 events will be held to mark the anniversary.
At the ceremony Belarus' Ambassador Vladimir Goshin emphasized the importance of developing and strengthening bilateral cultural and humanitarian cooperation. In his words, this will promote the strengthening of warm, friendly relations between Belarus and Vietnam and also the spiritual mutual enrichment of the two peoples.
The Roman Catholic Church has prepared a complete official translation of the books of the New Testament into the Belarusian language to mark the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing this year.
Several important projects were carried out in Belarus in 2017, one of them being a facsimile edition of Skaryna's works, Irina Dryga remarked when reading out a welcome speech of the Belarusian culture minister.
Restoration and preservation of the cultural heritage is among the priorities of the National Library of Belarus. A good example here was the joint publishing project of the National Library and BelVEB Bank to reconstruct Francysk Skaryna's book heritage.
Director of the National Library of Belarus Roman Motulsky presented the facsimile edition of the books published by the Belarusian book printing pioneer Francysk Skaryna in the Palace of Nations in Geneva.