ULAN BATOR, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- A visiting Tibetan cultural exchange delegation dispatched by China's State Council Information Office has reported on the latest economic and social development of China's Tibet Autonomous Region and China's policies to protect traditional Tibetan culture.
It has informed Mongolian officials, representatives of the Tibetan Buddhist community and the press on the latest economic and social development of China's Tibet Autonomous Region and China's policies to protect traditional Tibetan culture.
"With vast territory, China is a united multi-ethnic state. Tibetan culture with unique plateau characteristics is an inseparable and important part of Chinese culture," said Hao Shiyuan, head of the delegation and member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, at the discussion with representatives from various fields of Mongolia at the Chinese Embassy here on Monday.
In the process of economic and social development, it is an important task for China to protect Tibetan culture and the cultures of other ethnic minorities, Hao said.
China and Mongolia have enjoyed a long history of religious and cultural exchanges. The cooperation and exchanges between the two sides have great potential, he added.
Yang Qingdong, charge d'affaires ad interim of the Chinese embassy, said in his speech that China-Mongolia relations have entered the fast track this year.
"The visit of the Chinese Tibetan cultural exchange delegation to Mongolia is a concrete measure for China to implement the consensus of the leaders of the two countries and to promote people-to-people exchanges between the two sides," he said.
He expressed the hope that such exchanges will help Mongolian academia, media and ordinary people better understand China and enhance the friendship between the two peoples.
Mongolia is the second stop of the delegation's overseas exchange trip. The delegation has already visited Japan, and will leave Mongolia on Tuesday for South Korea. Enditem