The Year of Italian Culture in Belarus will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Belarusian-Italian diplomatic relations. The Culture Ministry of Belarus suggested support and expressed readiness for cooperation with a plan of action for 2017. About 30 events and projects, including concerts, plays, exhibitions and film screenings, are expected during the Year of Italian Culture. The Year will feature the Day of Italian Design, a fashion week and concerts featuring Italian performers. Apart from cultural campaigns, the two countries will organize a number of trade and economic events.