CIG participated in the music concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of the "Belt and Road Initiative" [26.06.2023]
CIG participated in the music concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of the "Belt and Road Initiative" and the 10th anniversary of the signing of the "China-Switzerland Bilateral Free Trade Agreement"
On the afternoon of June 18th, CIG Director Jun CHU, Principal Zhimin SUN, and Teacher ZhihuaYANG were invited to attend the music concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of the "Belt and Road Initiative" and the 10th anniversary of the signing of the "China-Switzerland Bilateral Free Trade Agreement." The event was organized by the Swiss Fujian Association and co-organized by several Swiss institutions.
The concert opened with the spirited performance of the song "Ode to the Red Flag."
The "Belt and Road Initiative" is a major international cooperation initiative proposed by China that has completed its first decade. This initiative aims to promote connectivity, economic cooperation, and cultural exchange among different countries, bringing about shared development opportunities for people around the world.
This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the "China-Switzerland Bilateral Free Trade Agreement." The implementation of this agreement has provided solid legal protection for trade cooperation between China and Switzerland, promoting bilateral economic prosperity. The organization of the concert is precisely to commemorate this significant moment, promote Sino-Swiss friendship, and further strengthen the cooperation between the two countries in trade, culture, education, and other fields.
Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Xiangchen ZHANG, delivered a speech in which he affirmed the positive impact of the "Belt and Road Initiative" on global economic development and expressed appreciation for the achievements of the China-Switzerland Bilateral Free Trade Agreement.
Chinese Ambassador to Switzerland, Shiting WANG, emphasized in his speech the friendly relations between China and Switzerland and the potential for cooperation in various fields.
Jinping CHEN, President of the Swiss Fujian Association, also delivered a speech during the event.
At the concert, classic works such as Rossini's opera overture "William Tell" were performed, accompanied by musical poetry recitations and piano solos. These brilliant performances showcased the blending and integration of music and culture between China and Switzerland, providing the audience with an unforgettable artistic experience.
Jiumin LIN, Secretary-General of the Swiss Fujian Association (left), conductor Yuan ZHAO (right)
This concert not only serves as a witness to the significant cooperation between China and Switzerland but also as an important platform to enhance cultural exchanges and promote friendly relations. CIG representatives and friends from various fields spent a wonderful evening together, deepening understanding and friendship through the resonance of music and culture.
Feng CHEN and Xiaofang CHEN, Honorary Presidents of the Swiss Fujian Association, and former Chinese national volleyball player Xilan YANG
Through this concert, we look forward to the continued consolidation and development of the cooperative relationship between China and Switzerland in the future. Meanwhile, we hope that CIGcan continue to make greater contributions to promoting friendly exchanges between the people of China and Switzerland, and further advance in-depth cooperation between the two countries in education, culture, and other fields.
Ping XIAO, President of the Bank of China
Wenbin ZHU, Chairman of Tian Tan Horizon SA
Junxia CHEN, Chief Reporter and Stationmaster of Xinhua News Agency
Guoqiang KE, former President of the Swiss Association for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification, and his wife Meiling HUANG
Ruohong CHEN, President of the Chaoshan Association