Reconstructed cultural centre in Korodj opens
ZAGREB, Aug 21 – The refurbished Cultural Centre in the eastern Croatian village of Korodj with a sizeable ethnic Hungarian community was opened officially on Tuesday evening and addressing the ceremony, Foreign Minister Gordan Grlic Radman said that Croatia and Hungary had a brilliant joint past and share common European values nowadays.
The local facility opens its doors to villagers after two-year refurbishment.
The ceremony of the opening of the centre was held on the occasion of Hungary’s national holiday, when the Hungarians celebrate the first Christian king of Hungary, St. Stephen I, who established the Hungarian state in the 11th century.
A co-chairman of the bilateral committee for the protection of respective minorities in Croatia and Hungary, Zvonko Milas, said that both ethnic Hungarians in Croatia and ethnic Croats in Hungary enjoyed a high level of minority rights.
The Republic of Croatia and local authorities set aside two million kuna for the reconstruction of this centre. Ethnic Hungarian leader and a member of the Croatian parliament, Robert Jankovic thanked Croatia’s authorities for the allocation of the funds.