TASHKENT, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- The third "Rainbow Colors" international exhibition of drawings by Chinese and Uzbek children was held in the Uzbek capital Tashkent this week.
The exhibition shows the Uzbek-Chinese friendship, and the drawings of the younger generation are a good gift in honor of the national holidays of both countries, said Svetlana Inamova, chairman of the International Non-Governmental Charitable Fund for Healthy Generation.
With the rapid advancement of the Belt and Road Initiative, cultural exchanges between China and Uzbekistan have shown good momentum, according to Zhang Hongping, head of the Xinjiang Asia-Europe International Material Trade Center.
"Cultural cooperation contributes to the rapid development of trade and economic development between China and Uzbekistan," said Zhang. "Cultural exchange has become an important cornerstone for building a community of human destiny."
This year's contest was divided into two stages and held seperately. The first stage was held in Uzbekistan since the beginning of this year under the theme of "We draw China" and the second stage was held at the end of September in China.
The "Rainbow Colors" contest has been held annually since 1997 and this time, it is dedicated to commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Teachers' Day in Uzbekistan both on Oct. 1.