China-Egypt Cultural Year: Art exhibition in Beijing kicks off series of events

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China and Egypt are organising cultural collaborations to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

On Friday, the Egyptian Embassy in Beijing held an exhibition to display oil paintings and art pieces from both countries.

Art works in the Chinese hall are made by native artists, while those in the Egyptian hall, were transported from north Africa.

There are also Egyptian-themed paintings by Chinese artists on display.

The exhibition kicks off The China and Egypt Culture Year. Numerous events from both sides are planned, which include theatrical productions, popular heritage art performances, book and food fares, as well as monument exhibitions.

And the Egyptian Ambassador says there’s more to the events than just the cultural aspect.

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