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'Feel China' cultural activities kick off in Kazakhstan

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-08-28 12:24 Comments

'Feel China' cultural activities kick off in Kazakhstan

A Chinese folk artist presents pottery artwork during China Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Aug 26, 2016. A series of "Feel China in Kazakhstan" cultural activities kicked off on Friday in the Kazakh capital of Astana and its largest city of Almaty.[Photo/Xinhua]

The bilateral economic and trade collaborations have been expanded and the communication and cultural exchanges between the two countries have been enhanced, She said. "All this provided strong impetus to the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries."

Cui said the project "Feel China" is aimed at implementing the consensus reached by leaders of both countries to strengthen exchanges and cooperation in the field of humanities, and further enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples.

Cui said it is also a series of important cultural activities on the eve of G20 summit, in which Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev will participate during his visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Vice Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Galim Akhmediarov, said at the opening ceremony that the event is an important activity before the World Expo 2017, held in Astana, which highlights Chinese elements in the Astana Expo theme "future energy".

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