“The Slavianski bazaar brings people together”

ByJames I. Robertson

Jul 14, 2022

MINSK, July 14 (BelTA) — The Slavianski Bazaar has become an important platform to see the development of China-Belarusian relations, reads a message of greetings to the 31st Slavianski Bazaar International Arts Festival in Vitebsk from the Chinese Minister of Culture and from Tourism Hu Heping , BelTA learned from the Ministry of Information of Belarus.

In his message, Hu Heping noted that the well-known Belarusian cultural brand, the Slavianski Bazaar International Arts Festival in Vitebsk, was born in the year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Belarus and “became a window and an important platform to observe the development of Sino-Belarusian relations.” “We highly appreciate the efforts of Belarus to promote the concept ‘Through art – towards peace and mutual understanding’ and to organize the arts festival in order to bring people together,” the minister said.

The festival organizing committee also received greetings from the People’s Government of Jiangxi Province. The message said that under the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, Jiangxi Province and Vitebsk Oblast have actively participated in exchanges and cooperated in various ways and achieved good results, laying a solid foundation for friendly relations between the two regions at the official level. “We hope the two sides will promote cultural exchanges, continue to develop humanitarian cooperation, and promote mutual understanding and rapprochement between the peoples of the two countries,” the message said.

Congratulations and good wishes on behalf of the People’s Government of Shandong Province were conveyed by the governor of this province, Zhou Naixiang. In his message, he pointed out that, being a world-famous cultural event, the international arts festival 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 noted. Ningyu.

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