China-Egypt cultural festival to be held in late October

Added On October 18, 2019

Artists from about 30 countries will gather in Egypt at the end of this month for the fourth Afro-Chinese Arts and Folklore Festival. 

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The festival is part of cultural exchanges between China and Egypt, which aims to boost bilateral ties in the areas of culture and tourism.
The festival's president says that all Egyptian ministries have joined forces to make the festival a success, adding that the Egyptian government has been preparing for the event for seven months. 
Chinese Cultural Counselor to Egypt, Shi Yuewen, said China's first folk dance group, the Xiamen Little Egret Folk Dance Troupe will perform at this year's festival. 
Shi says cultural exchanges between China and Egypt will be at their best through the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and the long-standing relations between the two countries.
The upcoming festival will also feature film screenings, folkloric dance performances, and intellectual and cultural workshops.
The festival is due to take place in Upper Egypt's Aswan Province from the 27th to the 31st of October.