The Cultural Counselor, Chinese Embassy, Mr Li Xuda, opined that the cultural fiesta is aimed at promoting cultural exchange between China and Nigeria.
Li, the Director of China Cultural Centre in Nigeria, noted this at the opening of the 2023 China-Nigeria Cultural Fiesta Dancing Competition hosted by the embassy on Tuesday in Abuja.
It was learnt that the cultural fiesta was organized by the FCT Secondary Education Board (SEB) to enhance people to people communication with both countries.
Li said that culture is the foundation of national development and the driving force of social progress, adding that China and Nigeria are cultural giants with a long history.
“Culture plays an important role in the historical process of their national independence and revitalization.
“At the level of man and nature, we advocate harmony in coexistence; at the level of family and society, we advocate harmony in integration.
“While at the level of nation and civilization, we advocate harmony in diversity and at the level of state and governance we advocate harmony in development,’’ he added.
Li said that the ultimate goal was to create a harmonious world for everyone.
“In recent years, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Nigeria, and the China Cultural Centre has been working with FCT Secondary Education to jointly hold China-Nigeria Cultural Fiesta.
“I am so happy to see the cultural exchange among us greatly promoted. The friendship among us has been greatly strengthened.
“China-Nigeria Cultural Fiesta has really become a well-known cultural brand in Abuja,‘’ he affirmed.
Earlier, Dr Mohammed Ladan, Director/Secretary FCT SEB expressed his appreciation to the Cultural Counselor and the Chinese Embassy for sponsoring the event annually and providing prizes to the schools.
Ladan said that the event has been going on annually for more than a decade.