China and Italy celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations

China and Italy celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations

Rome, November 7th (Reporter Ye Qi) November 6th,It is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Italy.Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China,The Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Events and Tourism,The China-Italy Cultural Cooperation Mechanism jointly launched the “Online Theatrical Performance Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and Italy”.Guests from all walks of life from China and Italy gather in the “cloud”,Looking back on the 50-year history,Looking forward to the vision of cooperation in the new era; well-known artists from both sides join hands,Brought a splendid artistic feast.

The show begins,Well-known artists from the two countries used “Homeland”, “Friendship”, “Inheritance” and “Blessings” as chapters in the four major sections of piano, violin, drama and ballet to have dialogue and complement each other.This is also the first time that China and Italy celebrated the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries with a cloud show.

As outstanding representatives of Eastern and Western theater and musical art, Chinese Peking Opera and Italian theater brought the whole performance to a climax.”After you sing it, I will appear on the stage”,”Eternal Palace”, an excerpt from Peking opera performed by a Chinese Peking Opera artist,Excerpts from “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” performed by the Italian National Academy of Dramatic Art,The audience feels the same appeal and charm from two different classic arts.

The performance ended with the blessing of warm beauty,The ancient Silk Road from Xi’an in the east to Rome in the west has witnessed the thousand-year exchanges between China and Italy.The ballet “Dunhuang Flying” by the Central Ballet,Through the image of “flying sky” on the Silk Road, I expressed my best wishes to the two countries closely connected by this Silk Road.

Giuseppe Rocco, Secretary-General of the Italian Ministry of Health said,”The Italian Ministry of Health has witnessed the development of relations between the two countries, especially in recent years.Created a good atmosphere for the exchanges between the two peoples,And jointly promote projects that promote the development of health research on a global scale.Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Italy and China did not stop communicating.Continue cooperation through digital video conferencing.I hope that the relations between Italy and China will continue to deepen,Continue to cooperate in the field of health,For the benefit of the two peoples.”

Dario Nardella of Florence said,”In ancient times,The two countries have always maintained unofficial cultural exchanges and economic and trade exchanges.The Italians were one of the first European nations to trade with China.The Silk Road links these two ancient civilizations together,Recently China has provided assistance to Italy,Assisting Italy in fighting the epidemic,It confirms the profound friendship between the two peoples.”

As China-Italy relations have become closer in recent years,The two countries have in-depth cooperation in political, economic and cultural fields.China and Italy signed the “Belt and Road” Memorandum of Understanding on March 23, 2019,It provides more precious opportunities for the economic and cultural exchanges between China and Italy,The two parties are accelerating the pace of cooperation in port infrastructure construction, 5G communications, and third-party market cooperation.It has injected new impetus into deepening mutually beneficial cooperation and sharing the results of cooperation.

“In the past fifty years,Significant achievements have been made in the development of bilateral relations between China and Italy.We look forward to further strengthening the economic and cultural ties between Italy and China in the years to come.We must work together,Restore the economies of the two countries,Seize the development opportunities of our comprehensive strategic partnership in the next 50 years.”Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Manlio Di Stefano sent his sincere wishes.

Li Junhua, the Chinese Ambassador to Italy, said in a video speech at the online commemorative event,China and Italy have a long history of mutual exchanges,More natural goodwill with each other.After the two countries established diplomatic relations,Especially since the establishment of a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2004,Cooperation in various fields is developing rapidly.The two sides have jointly inherited the Millennium Silk Road,Embraced today’s “One Belt One Road”,To become a model of dialogue and cooperation between Eastern and Western civilizations,It also provides a unique experience and reference for today’s world that has undergone major changes unseen in a century.