Chinese Culture Center inaugurated in Lao capital Vientiane
Beijing - XINHUA
The Chinese Culture Center inaugurated in Lao capital Vientiane on Monday.
Liu Qibao, head of CPC Central Committee's Publicity Department, and Phankham Viphavanha, laos deputy prime minister, attended the ceremony to launch the center, which is expected to cement a platform and a window for the two peoples to experience the Chinese culture in Laos.
Speaking at the ceremony, Liu Yuzhu, assistant minister of China's Ministry of Culture, said the inauguration of the Chinese Culture Center in Laos is a significant result in bilateral cultural cooperation between the two countries, opening a new page in the friendship and cooperative relations, marking a new stage for China-Laos cultural cooperation.
With the joint efforts made by both countries, the Chinese Culture Center in Laos will contribute positively to promoting development of China-Laos relations and enhancing mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples, said the Chinese official.
Lao Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Savankhone Razmountry, for his part, said the establishment of Chinese culture center is of great significance which will promote the friendly exchanges between the two nations.
Various activities will be held in the center, including cultural performances, exhibitions, and seminars in the spirit of "Quality, Popularity, Friendship and Cooperation", and focusing on "cultural exchange activities, teaching-training, ideological dialogue, information services", among others.
During the inauguration ceremony, a show was performed including Guangdong lion dance, Chinese folk music, dances and songs.