Africa festival held in Beijing

September 06, 2009 | Posted by Chris

This past Friday the 2nd annual Touch Africa Tourism and Culture Festival opened in Beijing, Xinhua News reports. First held in 2007, the event is a showcase for Beijingers to better understand the cultures of the African continent, and it features Egyptian dances, Ugandan musical instruments and photographs of Zimbabwe and Kenya. Bipin K. Rudhee, Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Mauritius, explained that "the festival would help promote cultural exchanges and mutual understanding between the peoples of China and Africa." Mr. Rudhee also expressed optimism that the Shanghai World Expo next year will serve as another meaningful platform for Sino-African cultural exchange.

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