Confucius Institute at University of Sierra Leone holds a gala to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of China-Sierra Leone diplomatic ties
On the evening of September 22nd, local time, a gala in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Sierra Leone was held at the National Conference Center in Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone. Approximately 500 people watched the show, including Vice President of Sierra Leone Victor Phu, politicians and important personages from various social sectors, diplomatic envoys of various countries, overseas Chinese and representatives of Chinese enterprises in Sierra Leone, and teachers and students of the Confucius Institute at University of Sierra Leone.
Members of the art troupe of the Gannan Normal University performing together with students of University of Sierra Leone
On behalf of the art troupe, Zhao Yanbo, Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, presenting Chinese calligraphy to Vice President Victor Phu
With “splendid culture and sincere friendship” as its theme, the gala celebrated the China-Africa friendship and extended good wishes for the everlasting friendship between China and Sierra Leone. The spectacular performances jointly staged by students from China and Sierra Leone created a warm and festive atmosphere for the event from the beginning to the end.
The dance Qing Hua Die Cui
The costume show Yun (charm) fully showcasing the glamour of costumes of the Hakkas
As an important part of the global “performance tour” sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters, this gala was jointly hosted by China’s Gannan Normal University and the Confucius Institute at University of Sierra Leone, and received strong support from the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone.
This event was covered and reported by some local mainstream media such as the state-run Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), Africa Young Voices (AYV), and Concord Times.