ZAGREB, November 25, 2019 – The head of the Croatian National Theatre (HNK) in Zagreb, Dubravka Vrgoč, has received the Order of the Star of Italy whereby Italy acknowledges her outstanding contribution to the promotion of friendship and cooperation and persistent work on the development and expansion of cooperation between the two countries in the field of theatre art.
Vrgoč was presented with the decoration by Italian Ambassador Adriano Chiodi Cianfarani at a ceremony held at the HNK last Wednesday.
Cianfarani said the decoration was a high civic award whereby the Italian state honoured outstanding contributions, by Italians abroad or foreign nationals, to the promotion of friendship and cooperation.
He said that Vrgoč had been awarded for her outstanding contribution to the development of relations between Italy and Croatia in the field of culture and that the decoration bore witness to the importance of culture, cultural cooperation and cultural diplomacy in international relations.
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