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Botswana, China celebrate culture

Cultural exchanges can provide enormous opportunities for strengthened communication and understanding between different countries.

Botswana and China are some of the countries that often engage in some cultural exchange activities to strengthen their long standing diplomatic relations.

The Chinese Embassy in Botswana hosted a gala performance celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of China-Botswana diplomatic relations. The event was attended by among others cabinet ministers, members of parliament, public and the Chinese community living in Botswana.

China Henan Art Troupe performed at this cultural show, where they displayed an amazing talent on stage with a combination of traditional Chinese culture that included martial art, folk music, and dance among others.

Botswana’s Ngwao Letshwao Performing Arts also had the chance to showcase different types of traditional dances and songs found in the country.

Speaking at the event, Ambassador of China to Botswana, Zheng Zhuqiang said over the past 40 years, China-Botswana relations had witnessed sustained, rapid and sound development.

He said the fruitful cooperation in various fields had brought concrete benefits to the peoples of China and further deepened mutual understanding and friendship.

The Ambassador also said among all fruitful exchanges and cooperation between the two countries, cultural exchanges had always been the most special part.

“It is cultural exchanges which provide opportunities to strengthen the communication and understanding between our two peoples. Cultural exchange is a bridge which has brought our hearts and minds together,” said Zhuqiang.