Armenia to hold Days of Chinese Culture
July 04, 2012 | 00:49?
YEREVAN.- Photo exhibition-reception was held in Yerevan organized by the Chinese Embassy in Armenia on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the diplomatic relations establishment.
The exhibition reflected in photos diplomatic, economic and cultural ties between the two countries. Chinese Ambassador to Armenia Tian Changchun stated that friendship between the two nations goes 2,000 years back when the Great Silk road linked Armenian and Chinese cultures. The Ambassador said that China was one of the first states to establish diplomatic relations with Armenia and they develop steadily, while political ties are reinforced, cooperation within international agencies develops day by day and the two countries support each other in important issues.
China held Days of Armenian Culture within the frameworks of humanitarian cooperation, while Armenia will hold Days of Chinese Culture in fall. Armenian Deputy FM Sergey Manasaryan stressed in his turn the productive cooperation in all directions, mentioning the growth of trade turnover between the two countries. According to him, if the turnover was $421 million last year, it is $125 million only for the first months of this year.
"We have succeeded in developing bilateral relations. However, there is much to achieve yet," he added.source: