2018 Happy Chinese New Year kicks off in Spain

Editor:’ŇĽņ«ŕ
Source:Chinaculture.org
Updated:2018-02-01 09:47:14

Luo Shugang (center), China's culture minister; ®™ igo M®¶ndez de Vigo y Montojo (right), secretary of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports; and Lyv Fan (left), Chinese ambassador to Spain, cut the ribbon at the launch ceremony of 2018 Happy Chinese New Year and the opening ceremony of the Creative Exhibition of Hunan Culture at the China Culture Center in Madrid, Jan 29, 2018. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

°°°°Luo Shugang, China's culture minister, at the invitation of his Spanish counterpart, ®™ igo M®¶ndez de Vigo y Montojo, visited Spain with a Chinese cultural delegation from Jan 28-31.

°°°°This visit is part of the efforts to strengthen the cultural ties between China and Spain.

°°°°On Jan 29, Luo and M®¶ndez de Vigo held bilateral talks and signed an agreement on the cooperation between China and Spain in culture, youth, and sports for 2018-21. China's Ambassador to Spain, Lyv Fan, also attended the meeting.

Luo Shugang, China's culture minister, (center, right) and ®™ igo M®¶ndez de Vigo y Montojo, secretary of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, hold bilateral talks in Madrid, Jan 29, 2018. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

°°°°Luo said China and Spain have maintained strong cultural ties in recent years. The culture center of each country has played a major part in promoting cultural exchange, mutual understanding and friendship between the two nations. China would like to push forward the cultural cooperation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative to create a solid cultural foundation for the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

°°°°M®¶ndez de Vigo also said Spain is satisfied with the achievements of the cultural exchange and cooperation with China, and Spain would closely cooperate with China to enhance cultural ties.

A guide introduces the exhibits to guests at the Creative Exhibition of Hunan Culture at the China Culture Center in Madrid, Jan 29, 2018. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

°°°°On the evening of Jan 29, the launch ceremony of 2018 Happy Chinese New Year celebrations and the opening ceremony of the Creative Exhibition of Hunan Culture were held at the China Culture Center in Madrid. Luo, M®¶ndez de Vigo and Lv cut the ribbon at the ceremony to kick off the global celebrations of 2018 Happy Chinese New Year.

°°°°Luo introduced the Happy Chinese New Year event, a major cultural project initiated by the Ministry of Culture of China in 2009. For celebrating the 2018 Chinese Lunar New Year, over 2,100 cultural activities will be held in over 400 cities across 129 countries and regions worldwide.

°°°°More than 100 people, including many Chinese and Spanish officials, attended the ceremony.