TUNIS, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- As part of China's New Year celebration, a wonderful show performed by an art group from northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region was held in Tunis Friday night.
The performance consisted of Mongolian dance, long tune, stringed instrument morin khuur, and unique khoomei singing.
"We are very happy to welcome China. It is important for us that culture brings our two countries together through an emotional and sensitive art like this show," said Tunisian Culture Minister Mohamed Zine El-Abidine.
The minister praised the performed art for its richness and precision, adding that Tunisian people are open to international traditions.
Chinese ambassador to Tunisia Wang Wenbin said this artistic group came to present cultural exchanges with Tunisians, as well as to bring the best wishes, happiness and prosperity of Chinese New Year.
"This year, China and Tunisia will jointly celebrate the 55th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties, and various festivities and cultural events will be scheduled," said Wang.
The Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the most important traditional festival for people of Chinese origin, featuring family reunions, feasts and performances. This year's festival in the Chinese lunar calendar will begin on Feb. 5.