KAMPALA, June 17 (Xinhua)
Head of China’s top political advisory body Wang Yang on Saturday attended and addressed the opening ceremony of a dragon boat racing in Uganda, calling on closer culture exchanges between the two countries.
The second Ugandan dragon boat racing, co-hosted by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the China-Africa Friendship Association of Uganda, was held at the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center in the southern city of Entebbe.
Ugandan Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi also attended the ceremony.
Wang, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, told the opening ceremony that China and Uganda have actively held a diversity of cultural exchange activities in recent years, constantly consolidating the foundation of public will over the China-Uganda relations.
He concluded a four-day visit to the eastern African country on Saturday.
Dragon boat racing is a traditional folk activity held during China’s Dragon Boat Festival, which will fall on Monday this year, Wang said, adding that the dragon boat competition in Uganda will again write a vivid story about the friendly exchanges between the two peoples.
Dragon boat racing embodies China’s national spirits of helping each other when staying in the same boat, hardworking, seeking harmony while allowing diversity, working in unity and cooperation, braving winds and waves, as well as pressing forward with indomitable will READ MORE