The UAE enjoys fruitful cooperation with China.
HE Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, on Tuesday inaugurated the UAE-China Week events at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi. A pavilion to celebrate the UAE and Chinese culture was set up at the venue and will be the centerpiece of the UAE-China Week that runs until July 24.
“The UAE has strong cultural and economic ties with China and we are keen on promoting and upholding the important values of the two countries,” said Al Kaabi during the inauguration event.
She added: “The UAE enjoys fruitful cooperation with China. We are delighted and honoured to celebrate China’s rich and continued historical culture on an annual basis.
“In this UAE-China Week, we focus on understanding Chinese culture and the potential areas where we can work together – whether it’s film, art, literature or other areas.”
Part of the art pieces being showcased at the art and cultural exhibition pavilion is the beautiful painting that features the UAE’s Qasr and Al Hosni and Chinese landmark Tiananmen Square. The artwork by Chinese artist and teacher Jack Lee and Emirati calligrapher Mohammed Mandi has Chinese words twisted in Arabic calligraphy and depicts the strong relationship between the UAE and China.
“We collaborated in creating an art piece featuring the cultural landmarks of the two countries to show the strong ties between the two nations,” said Lee, who also teaches art at Abu Dhabi universities.
“Art and culture are very important aspects in life that connect nations.”
Full article: Khaleej Times