PRESIDENT Rupiah Banda was one of the many dignitaries who attended the Chinese Wushu Martial Arts Troupe show at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka on Saturday.
The President, who was in company of the First lady Thandiwe and other Governmental officials, took time off to witness the Chinese performance.
And Community Development and Social Services Minister, Michael Kaingu said he was gratified at the President's presence at the ceremony.
In his address, Mr Kaingu said Zambia and China had a long warm relationship, adding that the two nations shared a lot of similarities in culture, agriculture and trade which had led to cooperation between the two nations.
Mr Kaingu said martial arts did not only entertain but also united people of different backgrounds.
At the same function, Chinese ambassador to Zambia, Li Qiangmin, said Zambia was one of the countries which had long diplomatic relations with China.
Mr Qiangmin said martial arts that were being presented were of international standard and price-winning performances which had been staged not only in Zambia but world over.
He said his country appreciated the cultural exchange programmes, adding that China had a long history of rich culture just like Zambia. - ZANIS
Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media. (allafrica.com)
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