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7 November 2019 → Days of Minsk inaugurated in Shanghai Conservatory

The opening ceremony of the Days of Minsk in Shanghai (PRC) was held on November 7 at the Shanghai Conservatory, the "Minsk-Novosti" Agency correspondent reports.

At the concert, the student choir of the Belarusian State Academy of Music performed with compositions by Belarusian and Chinese composers, folk songs in processing.

The audience was addressed by Deputy Chairman of the Shanghai Committee of the People’s Political Consultative Council of China Xu Yibo and Deputy Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee Alexander Krepak.

In the lobby of the establishment, Xu Yibo, Deputy Chairman of the Shanghai Committee of the People’s Political Advisory Council of China, and Alexander Krepak, Deputy Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee, presented the photo exhibition "Travelling in Minsk" by photographer and traveller Stanislav Yancharsky. The exposition contains 50 pictures with views of modern Minsk: city landscapes and panoramas at different times of the year, city highways, architectural sights, historical quarters and new residential areas. Photos for the exhibition were taken in the autumn of 2018 - in the summer of 2019.

In addition, films of Belarusian directors will be presented in China on November 7 and 8. Among them - the work of Vyacheslav Nikiforov, awarded in 2018 the special prize of the jury of the film festival of the countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization - "Tum-Paby-Dum", as well as the adventure film by Igor Chetverikov "Gamer Rules". Both films are meant for children and adolescents.

A shot from the film "Tum-Paby-Dum"

The official delegation of the Belarusian capital, who arrived in China, is headed by Deputy Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee Alexander Krepak.

"The development of any international relations is most important primarily in the practical field. Especially when it comes to a country with such a powerful economy and its resources as China, " A. Krepak noted. "In addition to representatives of the Minsk City Executive Committee, the delegation includes leaders of many metropolitan enterprises. Today, the annual turnover of Minsk and China is over $ 1.2 million, while we have increased export deliveries by 3 times. This indicates an increased interest in capital products from partners from the Celestial Empire. Our task is to increase the volume of commodity presence in China and expand their range," he added.

Of particular interest to the administrative and business circles of the Belarusian delegation is the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. In China, it is used as a training ground for economic and social reforms.

Recall, the Days of Minsk in Shanghai are held from November 7 to 9. During the visit, the official Belarusian delegation visited high-tech Shanghai enterprises, educational and medical institutions, as well as centers for social services and rehabilitation of people with disabilities.

On November 8, the Minsk-Shanghai business cooperation forum will open, where the possibilities of developing relations between the two cities will be discussed. It is planned to sign an agreement on twinning relations. The Belarusian delegation has also visited the National Pavilion of the Republic of Belarus at the II China International Exhibition "Import EXPO", where Minsk enterprises will present their products.

For reference

The Days of Minsk in Shanghai are held with the support of the Consulate General of the Republic of Belarus in Shanghai.

Prepared by Daria Oryol and Vyacheslav Beluga

News provided by Agency "Minsk-Novosti"

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