Photo exhibit marks China-ASEAN anniv

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JAKARTA — A photo exhibition kicked off here to commemorate 15th anniversary of China-ASEAN strategic partnership, illustrating colorful narrative of dynamic and harmonious relations between the two sides.

The event, held in Al-Azhar University in downtown Jakarta, was jointly launched by Chinese Ambassador to ASEAN Huang Xilian and Singapore Permanent Representative to ASEAN Tan Hung Seng Thursday.

Some 40 photos from China and 10 ASEAN countries were displayed in the venue that will run until 5 October, under four sub themes of “Harmony with Nature,” “Harmony with Modernity,” “Harmony among Communities” and “Harmonious Relations.”

The exhibition features the beautiful scenes of ASEAN and China as well as their close friendship.

In his remarks to open the photo exhibition, Ambassador Huang said “harmonious coexistence” is the essence of Asian culture, and “harmonious coexistence” is also a vivid portrayal of China-ASEAN relations.

China has always regarded “mutual respect and mutual assistance” and “harmonious cooperation” as the way to get along with ASEAN.

For the students of Al-Azhar University, especially the students of the Confucius Institute, Huang said the Confucius Institute in Indonesia is a bridge of two cultures conveying the friendship between the two peoples.

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