CHINESE ARTS PERFORMANCE HELD IN CAMBODIA TO MARK 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF DIPLOMATIC TIES

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, A troupe of Chinese artistes from eastern China's Jiangsu province, performed a variety of traditional dances, songs and acrobatics here on Saturday, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the China-Cambodia diplomatic relations.

A group of Cambodian artistes also joined the two-hour performance, which was held at the iconic Chaktomuk Theatre in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia.

Zuo Wenxing, political counsellor of the Chinese embassy to Cambodia, said, the event had not only deepened cultural relations, but also further promoted traditional friendship between the two countries.

She said, as part of the cultural events, marking the 60th anniversary of China-Cambodia diplomatic ties, Cambodian Princess, Norodom Buppha Devi, will lead a troupe of Cambodian artistes to perform the Royal Ballet in Beijing, later this month.

Uk Socheat, a secretary of state at the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, said, Sino-Cambodian ties have become closer in recent years, thanks to their bilateral cooperation. He said, China's Belt and Road Initiative has benefited all countries around the world, including Cambodia.

Spectators said, the performance was amazing and would importantly contribute to promoting cultural ties and people-to-people relations between the two countries.

"I have never watched this kind of cultural performance before. It was an amazing performance -- both Cambodian and Chinese artistes are very talented," Vanna Sothealeak, 19, a student at the Asia Euro University, said.

"Cambodia-China relations are now very close, and China has helped Cambodia a lot, such as building roads and bridges," Mom Bunla, another 19-year-old student at the Asia Euro University, said.

Source: NAM News Network