The Embassy of Italy presented the Award to the Central Bank of Montenegro


The Italian Embassy presented the award "Italia 2018" to the Central Bank of Montenegro for the best proposal for cultural cooperation in 2018 and for the success in its realization. The award relates to the initiation and realization of the idea of preparing the exhibition "Money of the Republic of Italy".

We recall that this exhibition was opened at the Money Museum in Cetinje on June 1 of the current year, as a part of celebrating the Day of the Republic of Italy and the seventieth anniversary of the entry into force of the Constitution of the Republic of Italy. Through the presentation of the Italian lira from 1946 onwards, the public became acquainted with the cultural and historical values that Italian painters, writers, researchers and scientists have left as a heritage to their country, Europe and the world.

Having received the award on behalf of the CBCG, Governor Radoje Žugić thanked Ambassador Luca Zelioli, pointing out that the award was the result of successful cooperation between the Money Museum and the Embassy of Italy. "Our intention was to strengthen the cooperation of our countries in the field of history and culture through the initiation and realization of this exhibition, but also to confirm the role of a socially responsible institution supporting the opening projects enriching the spreading of knowledge as well as international cooperation," said Governor Žugić.

The Governor added that the CBCG remains open to the realization of other initiatives that would contribute to the preservation of historical and cultural heritage in the field of numismatic values in Montenegro.