To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the institution of diplomatic relations involving China and Brunei, the two-day Brunei-China Art and Visible Culture Festival was held in Baiduri headquarters,Gadong on July 26th and 27th.Chinese ambassador to Brunei H.E.Yu Hong attended and delivered a remarks. The entire textual content is as follows:
Your Excellency Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ishan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Athletics,
Dr. Siti Norkhalbi binti Haji Wahsalfelah, Deputy Permenant Secretary of Ministry of Lifestyle, Youth and Athletics,
Mr. Ti Eng Hui, CEO of Baiduri Financial institution,
Dr. Muhammad Firdaus bin Abdul Rahman, President of Brunei-China Friendship Affiliation,
Ms.Huifong Ng, founder of Huifong’s Artwork Gallery,
Distinguished friends, media friends,
Females and gentlemen,
This calendar year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations among China and Brunei. It was an distinctive perception that Huifong’s Artwork Gallery has decided to hold the Brunei-China Art and Visible Society Festival. I would like to thank Dato Aminuddin Ishan for attending the occasion as Guest of Honor and offering priceless aid. My many thanks go to Beijing People’s Association for Friendship with Overseas Nations, International Affairs Office of Nanjing Municipal People’s Govt, Brunei-China Friendship Affiliation and Baiduri Lender for their aid as the Supporting Associates and Sponsors.
Many thanks to the joint efforts of the governments and peoples from the two nations, China-Brunei bilateral relations have created substantial progress because the establishment of diplomatic relations 30 a long time in the past. His Majesty the Sultan has frequented China 12 instances. Through H.E. President Xi Jinping’s point out go to to Brunei in 2018, two heads of point out elevated the bilateral relations to Strategic Cooperative Partnership. Political mutual rely on has viewed constant consolidation. Due to the fact the outbreak of the COVID-19, the two international locations have rendered sympathy and guidance to every other, with mutual rely on and friendship even more improved. In February this year, China donated Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines to Brunei, producing Brunei the fourth country to obtain China’s vaccine donations, however China was faced with huge domestic desire. We acquire satisfaction in staying in a position to assistance a superior buddy in his time of will need. The assist between China and Brunei is tangible, and issue sincere.
Culture and arts performs the purpose as a bridge that connects hearts and feelings in between peoples, and a bond that can help with far better comprehension and deeper believe in in between international locations. The cultural and arts exchanges concerning China and Brunei are really active. The Honorable Minister Dato Aminuddin Ishan attended the Meeting on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations held in Beijing in 2019. Trade of visits concerning Chinese and Bruneian painters ended up quite profitable. Chinese overall performance troupes visited Brunei several times in current yrs. All these exchanges of thoughts and encounters performed a favourable function in advertising cultural exchanges amongst China and Brunei.
The Brunei-China Art and Visible Society Festival is a very good platform for cultural exchanges, and for mutual finding out and interaction concerning artists from both countries. A selection of inventive kinds will be brought to the general public in this two-day occasion, these as photography, dancing, poetry, classic new music instruments, martial arts, and also dialogues involving Chinese and Bruneian artists. The 5 Chinese artists taking part in the dialogues are from Beijing Painting Academy, which was started in 1957 and is the most significant experienced painting academy in China. I imagine that this pageant will make us feel the non secular beauty brought by cultural exchanges from the bottom of our hearts.
Let me conclude by wishing the Brunei-China Artwork and Visible Tradition Festival a total accomplishment.