On 12 December 2020, hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China, the “2020 Culture Performance forBrunei-China Tourism Year, Malaysia-China Culture and Tourism Year, Myanmar-China Culture and Tourism Year and ASEAN-China Culture and Tourism Exhibition” was successfully held in Beijing. Mr. Pehin Dato Rahmani, Ambassador of Brunei to China and his spouse, Mr. Chen Dehai, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC),Mr. HanWin Aung, DCM and Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of Myanmar in China, Mr. ZalizamZakari, Minister-CounselloroftheEmbassy of Malaysia in China, Mr. XieJinying, Director-Generalof the Bureau of International Exchange and Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China, and other invited guests attended the event.
Director-General XieJinying highlighted in his speech that with growing ties between ASEAN Member States (AMS) and China in recent years, ASEAN-China relations have become the most successful and dynamic model of cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. Having held a series of successful events in commemoration of the 2020 Culture and Tourism Year, China will continue to work with AMS to enhance culture and tourism exchanges and cooperation between the two sides.
Ambassador PehinDatoRahmani praised the positive role played by the series of events of the Brunei-China Tourism Year. He looked forward to stronger cooperation between the two sides to enhance Chinese tourists’ understanding of Brunei destinations, and yield more fruits in the bilateral cooperation in people-to-people exchanges.
Secretary-General Chen Dehai stated in his address that the series events of 2020 Cultural Tourism year of AMS and China knitted closer ties and cemented public support for the practical cooperation between the two sides. ACC will join hands with all parties to make greater contributions to deepening ASEAN-China strategic partnership.
With music, songs, dances, martial arts, acrobatics and other art forms, the performance displayed the distinctiveartistic style and cultural charm of China, Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar and other AMS. TheASEAN-China Culture and Tourism Exhibition held concurrently showcased the important events and achievements in culture and tourism exchanges and cooperation between China and Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar and other AMS in recent years through a wealth of photographs.