x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Plays and displays will give capital a taste of China

Chinese theatrical productions and exhibitions on the country's history and culture will be coming to Abu Dhabi as a result of an agreement signed during a visit by a high-level Emirati delegation to the country earlier this month.

ABU DHABI // Chinese theatrical productions and exhibitions on the country's history and culture will be coming to Abu Dhabi as a result of an agreement signed during a visit by a high-level Emirati delegation to the country earlier this month. UAE officials are preparing a series of events in both countries following the agreement between the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage and China's ministry of culture to promote cultural co-operation and exchange.

The agreement was hailed yesterday by Sheikh Sultan Al Nahyan, the authority's chairman, who was in China as part of the delegation accompanying Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. "Plans cover all types of artistic events and cultural activities, such as theatrical productions and traditional exhibitions on history, culture and the arts," said a spokesman for the authority.

"We are already organising an exhibition of landscape art from China, which will be on display in Abu Dhabi soon. We will have a lot of activities from China in the coming months." Sheikh Sultan said the agreement was part of the authority's "strategy to promote cultural diplomacy and dialogue among different civilisations and peoples". @Email:hkhalaf@thenational.ae