On 25th November, Oliver Zille, Director of the Leipzig Book Fair, and Martin Buhl-Wagner, CEO of the Leipzig Fair, signed together with Minister of State Michelle Müntefering a joint declaration of intent to promote and foster stronger literary collaboration and exchange between Southeast Europe and German-speaking countries. The signing of the declaration, which was followed by short and intensive talks, lays the foundation for deeper cooperation between the Traduki network, the Leipzig Book Fair, and the German Foreign Office.

Its main aim is to ensure a stronger presence of Traduki and its partners at the Leipzig Book Fairs 2020-2022 and to enhance the visibility of Southeast European authors in the German-speaking world.