On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and China an exhibition of works of Chinese artists “East and West – together” was opened in the Embassy of Ukraine. The event was jointly organized by the Ukrainian diplomatic mission and the Union of Artists of China (Beijing branch).
Addressing the audience H.E. Mr. Yuriy Kostenko, Ambassador of Ukraine to China, congratulated everybody with this jubilee, pointed out the importance of humanitarian sphere in the development of strategic partnership between the two countries and expressed his vision on further extention of cultural exchanges between art circles of Ukraine and China.
Ms. Liu Yan, the Secretary General of the Union of Artists of China (Beijing branch), Mr. Zhou Shujian, Vice head of the Chinese Association of Former Students of Ukrainian High Schools, Mr. Shi Chengfeng, vice-chairman of Beijing Association of Oil Painting and prof. Li Fang, rector of Beijing Institute of Educationalso addressed the participants of the ceremony. The speakers recognized strong influence of the Ukrainian school of oil painting on the creativity of Chinese artists and their wishes to increase culture and art exchanges with Ukrainian colleagues.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition was attended by the representatives of creative and educational institutions, media circles, local community of China, Ukrainian diplomats.