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Turkmen cultural festival celebrated in Beijing

Updated: 2018-06-25 14:10:03

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Turkmen artists perform at the opening gala of Turkmen Culture Day in Beijing, June 23, 2018. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Yu Qun, member of the leadership of China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, said at the event's opening that the Turkmen Culture Day will enable Chinese audiences to experience the unique charm of Turkmen culture and arts. He added that the cultural ministries of two countries will cooperate closely under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative to further enhance cultural exchanges and cooperation.

Nursahet Shirimov, deputy culture minister of Turkmenistan, said he hopes the event will help further promote exchanges between Turkmen and Chinese cultural groups and artists, and make new contributions in promoting the innovative development of the two countries' literature and arts.

In addition to cultural performances, the Turkmen Culture Day also featured an exhibition of Turkmen art and relics at the Capital Library, as well as a Silk Road-themed round-table talk on Sunday.

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