Youths from Bangladesh and China showcased their respective rich culture through music, traditional dances and other activities here on Saturday evening, forging deep cultural ties between the two countries.
They impressed the audience through their performances at the over three-hour long closing session of the two-week Bangladesh-China Youth Camp 2017 at the Yunnan University campus.
Participants from the University of Dhaka, North South University and the Embassy Group (Chinese Embassy in Dhaka) performed in the closing session showcasing Bangladesh's rich culture.
Students from the Yunnan University also performed that impressed Bangladeshi participants.
Earlier, in his welcome speech Chinese Embassy (in Dhaka) diplomat Li Guanyu said the future of Bangladesh-China bilateral relationship lies on the youth.
Pointing out the youngsters, he said, "In the next decades, you may become cultural practitioners, lawyers, businesspeople and political leaders."
The diplomat urged the youths to maintain the friendship with Chinese people and contribute to the future progress of bilateral relationship in a bigger way making Sonar Bangla dream and China dream a reality.
He thanked the Yunnan University for its great hospitality and suggested the brilliant students, teachers and others to visit Bangladesh to strengthen the friendship.
On behalf of the Embassy Group, Samer Maisson delivered a speech sharing his experience in the Youth Camp.
A 150-member Bangladeshi youth delegation attended the Bangladesh-China Youth Camp on September 11-23 as part of the ongoing efforts to cement people-to-people contact and cultural ties between the two countries.
Bangladesh and China have dedicated 2017 as the Year of Friendship and Exchanges between the two countries when Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Bangladesh on October 14-15 in 2016 seeking a promising future.
China will train 500 Chinese-language teachers for Bangladesh and 100 Bangladeshi cultural professionals, and invite 600 Bangladeshi students to visit China during 2016 to 2020.
This was the first such students’ delegation from Bangladesh to China.
Members of the delegation, drawn from various educational institutions, including Dhaka University, North South University and other universities, colleges and schools from different parts of the country, visited prominent cultural and historical sites, top educational institutions across Yunnan Province.