Chinese Culture House in Argentina opens to boost bilateral exchange

( ) Updated: 2015-06-12 16:18:41

Chinese Culture House in Argentina opens to boost bilateral exchange

China's ambassador to Argentina Yang Wanming (3rd, R) delivers a speech along with the rector of the Congress University Francisco Pinon (2nd, R) and the head of the Chinese Culture House Alejandro Razzotti (1st, R) during the inauguration of the first Chinese Culture House in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Chinese Culture House founded by the Congress University was inaugurated on Thursday with the photo exhibition "The charm of Beijing".[Photo/Xinhua]

Argentina's first Chinese Culture House opened Thursday in the capital Buenos Aires, with a photographic exhibition called "The Charm of Beijing".

China's ambassador to Argentina, Yang Wanming, who presided over the opening ceremony, said he was "very pleased to have the opportunity to share this encounter at the culture house".

The house, situated at 100 Callao Avenue, two blocks from Argentina's Congress, forms part of the University of Congress.

It is a natural extension of the "excellent" comprehensive strategic partnership between Argentina and China, Yang said.

"Our two presidents have exchanged state visits, and political ties have been enhanced" with a cultural dimension, said Yang.

"The cultural exchange is a very important part of the relationship between Argentina and China. We have to make a greater effort so the two countries can learn more about each other," said Yang.

Alejandro Razzotti, who heads the culture house, said it was "very important to cement, consolidate and strengthen economic and political activities with cultural endeavors", such as the opening of the house.

The rector of the university, Francisco Pinon, shared the sentiment, saying "Argentina and China have signed agreements, they are moving toward a strategic partnership, they are thinking about a joint future. Truth is that for (ties) to be solid, permanent, sustainable, they have to build a strong cultural link."

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