Reception Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Establishment of China-Slovenia Relations and 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China Successfully Held

[Source]    Confucius Institute at University of Ljubljana [Time]    2017-09-30 18:19:52 

On September 21st, local time, the reception celebrating the 25th anniversary of establishment of China-Slovenia relations and the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China sponsored by the Chinese Embassy in Slovenia and organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Ljubljana was held in the Youth Palace of Ljubljana. Mitja Bervar, President of the National Council of Slovenia, Dejan Zidan, Vice Premier of Slovenia, Andrej Logar, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, Ye Hao, Chinese Ambassador to Slovenia and embassy officials, officials of the diplomatic missions in Slovenia and others attended the reception.

Loger said in the speech that Slovenia continues to seek active cooperation under the frameworks of the “Belt and Road” and“16+1 cooperation” between China and the Central and Eastern European countries and is very much looking forward to the meeting with Chinese leaders in Budapest in November.

Loger delivering a speech

Ye Hao in his speech gave a brief review of the leapfrog development of the political and economic and trade cooperation between China and Slovenia over the past 25 years as well as the encouraging achievements of the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries in the fields of science and technology, education, environmental protection, tourism, etc. In the speech, he specially appreciated that the various activities in recent years organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Ljubljana play an important role in promoting people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.

Ye Hao delivering a speech

Then, top Chinese artistic performers coming from afar cooperated with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra presented brilliant art performances combining eastern and western elements for the reception, including Robe as a cloud, face as a flower performed by the pipa player Zhang Hongyan, Love, a section of the erhu music of the Qiao’s Grand Courtyard by Wang Tianzhu, the acrobatics show Ballet on top of the head and the dance Rainy Lane in Small Town. All of these shows with Chinese artistic characteristics were so amazing and breathtaking that the audience on site marveled at them and burst into thunderous applause.

Zhang Hongyan playing pipa

The acrobatics show Ballet on top of the head

Performance of Rainy Lane in Small Town

After the show, nearly 400 people including friends from Slovenia, foreign diplomatic missions in Slovenia, Chinese and overseas Chinese living in Slovenia, representatives of Chinese-funded enterprises and overseas teachers and students got together to enjoy splendid firework shows and taste over 30 kinds of Chinese cuisines exquisitely prepared by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, rounding off the reception in a cheerful atmosphere.

This event was highly praised by the guests and covered by Xinhua News Agency, Slovenia RTS TV and other media.


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