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In the context of ongoing efforts to promote cultural tradition of our country, on April 5th took place in Belgrade the opening ceremony of Qhapaq Nan Photography Exhibition, which includes 47 photographs of various sections belonging to the System of Inca Roads in Peru and places related to it, such as Caral, Chan Chan, the Nazca lines, Choquequirao, Machu Picchu and Pachacámac. Qhapaq Nan photo exhibition will remain open to the public for three weeks until the 27th of the current month, in the art gallery of the headquarters of Energoprojekt, located in New Belgrade district of the Serbian capital.

The abovementioned exhibition was previously shown with great success both at the National Library in Bucharest, in December last year, and in the city of Timisoara, Romania, in January this year.

On this occasion, the Embassy of Peru has benefited from collaboration with the Honorary Consulate of Peru in Belgrade and facilities of Energoprojektcompany, a company having as field infrastructure works, present in our country for more than 40 years.

At the ceremony, Mr. ZvravkoMilosevic, Marketing Manager of the company Energoprojekt, expressed satisfaction with the organization of the exhibition which allows closeness between Peru and ancient culture and heritage community in Belgrade. In turn, Ambassador José Antonio Arróspide stressed the importance and social function of the Inca road system, its importance for the overall management of Tawantinsuyu and role of integrating various pre-Columbian cultures, apart from its character as a world heritage recognized by UNESCO. He also noted Inca road system stil exists and is well preserved in many of its parts, such asQeswachaqabridge, which is also a tourist attraction for our country.

The numerous public who attended the event included representatives of the diplomatic and consular bodies, cultural media, students and Peruvian community in Belgrade. It was also attended by representatives of national authorities, including the State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture in Serbia.

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