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Signed Memoranda of Understanding Will be Handed to Mayors on 18 February 2010

Memoranda of Understanding under the Glob@l Libraries - Bulgaria Program signed by the Ministry of Culture and the United Nations Development Programme will be handed to the mayors of municipalities hosting the target libraries for Stage 2009 on 18 February 2010 in Plovdiv during the General Assembly of the National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria. With their signatures, the key program partners attest the inclusion of the respective libraries into the program as target ones.

455 public libraries from 234 Bulgarian municipalities were proposed for inclusion into the first stage (Stage 2009) of the Glob@l Libraries - Bulgaria Program. The mayors of 230 municipalities signed Memoranda of Understanding, thereby declaring their support to 450 libraries.

Three libraries - in Plovdiv, Byala and Antonovo municipalities, respectively - will sign tri-partite memoranda of understanding with the Ministry of Culture and the United Nations Development Programme. These libraries will also be included as target ones into the Glob@l Libraries - Bulgaria Program.