MINSK, 14 July (BelTA) - Slavianski Bazaar has become an important platform to see the development of Chinese-Belarusian relations, reads a message of greetings to the 31st International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk from China's Minister of Culture and Tourism Hu Heping, BelTA learned from the Information Ministry of Belarus.
In his message Hu Heping noted that the well-known Belarusian cultural brand, the international festival of arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, was born in the year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Belarus and "has become a window and an important platform to observe the development of Chinese-Belarusian relations." "We highly appreciate Belarus' efforts to promote the concept ‘Through art - to peace and mutual understanding' and to hold the arts festival to bring peoples closer," the minister said.
The Organizing Committee of the festival also received greetings from the People's Government of Jiangxi Province. The message says that within the framework of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, Jiangxi Province and Vitebsk Oblast have actively participated in exchanges and cooperated in various avenues and have achieved good results, laying a solid foundation for friendly relations between the two regions at the official level. "We hope that both sides will further cultural exchanges, continue to develop humanitarian cooperation and encourage mutual understanding and rapprochement between the peoples of the two countries," the message reads.
Congratulations and good wishes on behalf of the People's Government of Shandong Province were conveyed by Governor of this province Zhou Naixiang. In his message, he stressed that, being a world-famous cultural event, the international festival of arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk will become an important platform for deepening mutual understanding and friendship between cultural figures from different countries.
Greetings were also sent by the head of the People's Government of Guiyang City Ma Ningyu (Guizhou Province, China). The message says that art is a language that has no boundaries. Since the festival's inception, it has always adhered to the goal of promoting peace and understanding through art, engaging artists from more and more countries and regions, including mainland China. “Showing art in all its beauty, the festival has become a true celebration of art that has crossed borders to become a bridge of friendship, contributing to world culture and art," Ma Ningyu noted.