BEIJING, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong on Monday watched an evening gala of Arabic culture.
|Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong (R2) watches performances at the Second Arab Arts Festival |
in Beijing, capital of China, June 21, 2010.(Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)
The 90-minute panorama of dance, song and costumes included artists from China and Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia,Oman, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Syria.
The gala was part of the week-long Second Arabic Arts Festival in Beijing and Shanghai from June 18 to 25. The festival included a culture forum, performances of arts groups and an Arab art exhibition.
In a meeting with heads of Arab art groups before the gala, Liu said China cherished its traditional friendship and friendly cooperation with Arab countries.
She expected the Arabic arts festival to help enhance mutual understanding between Chinese and Arabs and boost nation-to-nation friendships.