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Egypt, China launch Silk Road Artists’ Rendez-vous exhibition in Cairo

Egyptian Minister of Culture, Nevine El-Kilany has launched the Silk Road Artists’s Rendez-vous exhibition on Monday with China’s Minister of Culture and Tourism Hu Heping.

The exhibition is located in the Palace of Arts at the Cairo Opera House, and is organised by the Egyptian and Chinese culture ministries, the Chinese Embassy in Cairo, and the League of Arab States (LAS).

According to a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, the exhibition hosts dozens of artworks by Arab and Chinese artists.

The exhibition holds 47 artworks by Arab artists, 40 painting and artistic ceramics by Chinese artists, and 10 distinguished works of ceramics.

The exhibition is held to appreciate “the prominent role that had been played by the Silk Road in promoting cultural exchange between countries over many centuries,” said the minister.

The ancient Silk Road was a network of trade routes that connected China, Europe, and the Middle East for more than 1,500 years, facilitating economic, religious, and cultural relations between the East and West.

President Xi Jinping said in a message about the exhibition that “culture can connect hearts, art can interlink the world.”

“Exchanges between the Chinese and Arab civilisations have spanned thousands of years with mutual appreciation from the opening of the ancient Silk Road to the Belt and Road cooperation,” Xi said.

 

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