The bilateral culture cooperation between Tunisia and China "never stops going forward by great steps," Tunisian minister of culture Sonia Mbarek said on Thursday.
Inaugurated on Wednesday, the 3rd Chinese Arts Festival held in Sfax, marks the program of cultural activities "Sfax, capital of Arabe culture" which will continue to next March in the theme of "the culture unites us and Sfax gathers us."
"The Chinese Art Week is a golden opportunity for the anchorage of Arabic cultural identity," said Houda Kchaou, Tunisian coordinator of this event who is satisfied with the Chinese delegation composed of over 90 artists and several journalists.
Speaking to Xinhua, Tunisian Minister of Culture Mbarek said the 3rd Chinses Arts Festival gives Tunisia a propitious chance to reinforce its cultural cooperation with China.
"Under the frame of Sino-Arabic Cooperation Forum, this international festival represents an important stage to build the solid cultural coordination thus to put the stones for the common civilisation connection," she added.
The friendship between China and Tunisia going back to over 50 years leads the way for the frequent and efficient cultural exchanges which bring the people of two countries closer, said Mbarek.
"China, one of the most majestic civilisation heritages of the world, is always closely connected in the cultural way to the Arabic world, which makes China a culture centre and civilisation platform founded on the tolerance," concluded Mbarek.
(Xinhua News Agency August 4, 2016)