After a good reception from the audience at the Museum of the Macedonian Battle in Thessaloniki, the exhibition “Serbia and Greece – 150 years in the struggle for the European Balkans” was opened in the Kefalonia Municipal Theater “O Kefalos”.
The exhibition was opened by A. Parisis, the City Mayor, A. Tepftat, the Kefalonia “Syriza” MP, D. Spasojević, Serbian Ambassador to Greece, and S. Mavroeni, University of Macedonia Professor, Department for Balkan, Slovene and Eastern Studies.
By the end of October, all high school students from Kefalonia will have visited the exhibition, thanks to the efforts of Viktor Ruhotas, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Serbia in Kefalonia.
After Kefalonia, the exhibition will be displayed in Athens.
The authors of the exhibition, initiated by Dušan Spasojević, the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Greece, are museum advisers Dr Dušica Bojić and Nebojša Damnjanović, while the design is to be credited to Rastko Surdic.
The exhibition was inspired by a significant anniversary – the 150th year since the signing of the first agreement between Serbia and Greece in 1867 by the Serbian Prince Mihail Obrenovic and the Greek King George I Gliksburg, which served as the basis for the future cooperation between the two nations, but also as the basis for the final liberation from Ottoman rule.
Through the archival material, and numerous photographs and portraits of oustanding figures, who greatly contributed to the strengthening of friendship and cooperation between the two peoples, the exhibition strives to present in detail the history of relations between Serbia and Greece over the past two centuries, from the period of the struggle for liberation from the Ottoman Empire to the present day.