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In Beijing, Vladimir Medinsky and Ding Wei opened the II Russian-Chinese Cultural Forum

The II Russian-Chinese Cultural Forum opened in Beijing. The opening ceremony was attended by the head of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky and the Minister of Culture of the People's Republic of China, Dean Wei.

"The deep mutual interest in history, culture and everyday life of each other has long brought the peoples of Russia and China closer together and today serves as a solid basis for our trusting cooperation in various fields of activity," Vladimir Medinsky said.

In his opinion, one of the most striking examples of cooperation was the Year of Tourism, held in 2013. The Minister of Culture also talked about a large-scale program of events within the Year of Youth Interchanges of Russia and China in 2014.

Dean Wei stressed the interest in new joint projects, the comprehensive development of cooperation between cultural institutions of the two countries, cultural figures, art and experts in the field of tourism.

Within the framework of the forum, issues of contemporary art and cinematography, theater and literary creativity, exhibition activities, cooperation of libraries and publishing houses, cultural and educational tourism are discussed. 28 November will host a cinematic forum, as well as round tables devoted to the issues of children's creativity and student exchanges, history and prospects for cross-border and interregional cooperation. Participants of the event will visit the Gugun Museum, the Summer Palace of Iheyuan and the Great Wall of China, the website of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation reports.

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