Zimbabwe to host Belt and Road Afro-Sino exhibition

Source:Xinhua Published: 2019/4/26 18:44:21

The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) will host the Belt and Road Afro-Sino Cultural Exchange program, which begins Saturday and ends next Wednesday.

NACZ spokesperson Cathrine Mthombeni said Friday that the concept of the Belt and Road exchange program is an initiative by the Chinese government which also aims to enhance world connectivity while embracing business cooperation.

Zimbabwe won the bid to host this prestigious exhibition in China last year.

The exchange program incorporates an arts exhibition, art forum and launch of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chapter of the Afro-Sino Cultural Exchange Association and will run under the theme: South Meeting the East: A Tale of Two Communities.

The exhibition, which aims to create an opportunity for the artists from both the South and the East to network, has 120 artworks from China, Kenya, Seychelles, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe, making it the largest exhibition in Zimbabwe in recent times.

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