Cultural performances bring Chinese arts, history closer to people of Kuwait

By Ghadeer Ghloum

KUWAIT: The Chinese Embassy in Kuwait organized an art performance during the China (Shandong)-Kuwait Culture and Tourism Event 2023 on Wednesday at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Center. A delegation from China’s Shandong province has come to conduct cultural exchanges with the Kuwaiti side as part of joint efforts to implement the important consensus reached by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah during their meeting in December last year.

At the opening ceremony, Ambassador Zhang Jianwei said Shandong is the home province of the great Chinese mentor and philosopher Kong Zi. It is also the birthplace of Confucianism, which has a profound cultural heritage. Among the performances held, many have been winners of international awards and offered as a unique cultural gift during Xi’s and other Chinese leaders’ foreign visits.

Zhang expressed his gratitude to the Amiri Diwan of Kuwait that allowed holding this event at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Center, also thanking the Ministry of Information, the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their great support to the event.

Zhang then quoted President Xi, saying: “Culture can bring people closer, and art can connect countries around the world.” He added: “I believe China (Shandong)-Kuwait Culture and Tourism Event will be a good platform for Chinese and Kuwaiti people to deepen exchanges and enhance friendship.”

The performances were related to Chinese culture, arts and history, besides integrating performances inspired by the past, present and future that showcased creativity, elegance and a great deal of effort that impressed the audience, who enjoyed watching, applauding and documenting the wonderful performance through videos and pictures. The show introduced Chinese culture in a distinctive and beautiful way to the audience and people of Kuwait.

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