A visitor watches Chinese children's paintings at the King Abdullah Cultural Centre in Zarqa, Jordan, on Nov. 12, 2017. The activities of the Chinese Cultural Week started in Jordan's Zarqa governorate on Sunday on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Jordan and China. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)
AMMAN, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- The activities of the Chinese Cultural Week started in Jordan's Zarqa governorate on Sunday.
The activities, held at the King Abdullah Cultural Centre in Zarqa, were launched on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Jordan and China.
Chinese Ambassador to Jordan Pan Weifang said the cultural week provides an opportunity for the residents of Zarqa governorate to get acquainted with the Chinese culture and historic ties.
He said a Chinese cultural centre will also be open in Amman soon, noting that the Chinese cultural week is held in partnership between the ministries of culture in Jordan and China.
The Chinese cultural attache at the embassy stressed on the importance of the cultural week, adding that the ties between the two sides are strategic.
He stressed on the need for such activities to deepen ties in all areas.
Hazaa Barri, secretary general of the Ministry of Culture of Jordan, said several activities including a children paintings exhibition, a photo exhibition and a Chinese films show will be held over the next seven days.