DAR ES SALAAM, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The governments of Tanzania and China on Friday pledged to consolidate cultural relations between the two countries for the benefit of their peoples.
Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania Lu Youqing said the already cemented bilateral relations have enabled more interactions among the peoples of the two countries in sharing skills and experiences towards exploitation of available opportunities.
The Chinese envoy was speaking at the launch of the Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage Week at the Chinese Cultural Center in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam.
"Our people have been sharing knowledge in sectors of education and economy through trainings, exchange programs and so on, and the results of this have been beneficial to both countries," said Lu.
Lilly Beleko, an official from the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports, said Tanzania has been benefiting from scholarship programs that benefit up to 200 Tanzanians annually to acquire higher education in China.
"This has enabled Tanzanians to learn Chinese cultures, technologies, and skills which have been applied in different fields of development in the country as they returned home," she said.
Beleko said the cultural relations were aimed at creating communities that respected the other society's cultures and became able to live together peacefully and interact for economic development.