The board president of the Greek National Centre of Books (EKEBI) Takis Theodoropoulos, addressing a press conference, termed the cooperation protocol between the National Centres of Books of France and Greece with the aim of supporting Greek writers, translators and publishers an act of "European solidarity" to Greece.
The contract signed by EKEBI and the National Centre of Letters of France (CNL) in Paris on February 11 2011, and which Theodoropoulos presented on Friday, is part of the framework of the strong cultural ties between Greece and France and is the result of the emergency that the economic crisis has led Greece to.
Greece and France expressed their desire to strengthen Greek-French cultural cooperation in the sector of books and reading with the aim of professional and economic Greek-French exchanges being safeguarded and strengthened through institutional cooperation.