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UAE-China Week to Be Held on Annual Basis

UAE-China Week to Be Held on Annual Basis

Saturday, 28 July, 2018 - 18:15
A general view of Abu Dhabi. (AFP)

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development and the Public Diplomacy and Culture Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced on Saturday that the UAE-China Week will be held on an annual basis, reported the Emirates news agency (WAM).

The events will take place in the UAE and China in celebration of the cultural relations and will highlight features of local heritage of the two countries.

Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, emphasized the importance of holding periodic cultural and artistic events in the two countries, which will allow the consolidation of partnerships and the development of innovative projects.

This will ultimately promote the cultural exchange between the UAE and China, she added.

"The UAE-China cultural relations have developed after the recent historic visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, and we are keen on taking advantage of the results of this visit and the friendly relations between the two countries to highlight our civilization, culture and heritage to our friends in China,” she said.

This is “based on our deep belief that culture is one of the factors that create a civilized dialogue among peoples. It will also encourage Emirati innovators and youth to communicate with their Chinese counterparts to build bridges of cooperation."

The Minister said that the UAE-China Week has created a unique case of cultural intermingling and has become a platform for cultural exchange and a means that allow thought leaders and artists to meet, exchange views and learn about each other cultures and traditions, reported WAM.

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