Senegal's President Macky Sall, in an interview accorded to Chinese media in Dakar, said he supports the creation of a Chinese Cultural Center in the West African country.
"I think that the Chinese Cultural Center will certainly offer us an opportunity to develop bilateral partnership in the area of culture. There is so much to do in different domains such as dances and music," he said.
According to the president who is expected to make an official visit to China on Wednesday, there is need to enhance Senegalese- Sino cultural cooperation.
"Culture, as one philosopher once said, is the alpha and omega, it's the beginning and the end of everything. In this area, we have a long history with China," he affirmed.
Speaking of the airing in Senegal of a Chinese television series "Doudou and her Beautiful Mothers," which was jointly produced with Senegalese comedians, the president said the series showed how "our people, our artists and comedians can work together."
He hailed the completion of a number of projects of cultural infrastructure by China in Senegal. China has so far constructed the Dakar Grand Theater while building the Black Civilization Museum in the Senegalese capital.