Message from Mr. Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister of China for the Inauguration of Exhibition of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy
2009/12/23

On the occasion of the inauguration of Exhibition of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy and the art performance entitled China and India Meet in Harmony through Culture, I would like to extend my warm felicitation! I also want to pay my tribute to the organizers of two events, who have been actively working for the promotion of friendly exchanges between China and India. At the same time, I would like to extend my sincere greetings to H. E. Mr. Krishna, Foreign Minister of India, and other distinguished guests present.

China and India are ancient civilizations of the world. Both counties have made important contributions to the progress of human civilization. The friendly exchanges between China and India can be traced back into ancient time. Today, Chinese traditional paintings and calligraphies, essence of Chinese culture and fine arts, are shown here to our Indian friends. These art works depict beautiful mountains and rivers, as well as unfold folk customs and social characteristics of China. These two events will open a new window for friendly culture exchanges between China and India.

2010 is the 60th anniversary of the establishment of China and India diplomatic relation. Let us joint hands and make further endeavor to strengthen culture exchanges between China and India and promote for common development of our two countries.

May the flowers of friendship between China and India bloom in full and splendor.

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