On November 27, 2023, organized by the Embassy of China in Bangladesh and the Association of Bangladesh-China Alumni (ABCA), and co-organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, three Confucius Institutes (Classroom), Bangla Department of China Media Group (CMG) and Bangladesh-China Friendship Center, an Art and Photography Exhibition was inaugurated at the National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initative.
Mr.Yao Wen, Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh, Mr. Munshi Faiz Ahmad, former Bangladeshi Ambassador to China and Chairman of ABCA, Mr. Liaquat Ali Lucky, Director General of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Prof. Nisar Hosain, Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, and Dr.Yang Hui, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at University of Dhaka attended the event and delivered speeches. More 30 teachers and students of Confucius Institute at DU participated in this program.
Ambassador Yao Wen said in his speech that since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward, practical and friendly cooperation between China and Bangladesh has been rapidly deepened, China's circle of friends in Bangladesh has been expanding, and a number of young friendship envoys between China and Bangladesh have emerged. Ambassador Yao Wen said that although the young people participating in the exhibition are not professional photographers or painters, they have captured the essence of each other's country and customs, presenting a picture of practical cooperation between the Chinese and Bangladeshi people and creating a better tomorrow. The Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh will hold more cultural activities to promote friendly exchanges between young people of the two countries and train them to become backbone of China-Bangladesh friendship.
Dr.Yang Hui, Chinese director of the Confucius Institute at University of Dhaka, said in her speech that over the past ten years, the Belt and Road Initiative has been an extraordinary journey of collaboration, connectivity, and shared aspirations. It has become a testament to the power of win-win cooperation and mutual understanding in fostering economic development, cultural exchange, and lasting friendships among nations. The paintings and photographic works on display not only record tangible infrastructure projects, but also people's lives, as well as the story of China-Bangladesh friendship, which is the creators' understanding of the cooperation spirit of the Belt and Road Initiative and China-Bangladesh friendship. The Confucius Institute is pleased to be one of the co-organizers of this exhibition and will continue to make efforts to promote people-to-people exchanges between China and Bangladesh.
Ambassador Yao Wen and the guests also cut the ribbon for the Arts and Photography Exhibition and enjoyed the works with the audience. It is reported that the Exhibition will last from November 27 to December 2, 2023.
2023年11月27日，由中国驻孟加拉国大使馆和孟留华校友会主办，孟加拉国国家艺术院、孔子学院、中央广播电视总台孟语部和孟中友谊中心等多家单位协办的“一带一路”中孟友谊绘画摄影展活动在国家艺术院美术馆隆重揭幕。中国驻孟加拉国姚文大使、孟前驻华大使、孟留华校友会会长孟什（Munshi Faiz Ahmad）、孟加拉国国家艺术院院长阿里（Liaquat Ali Lucky）、达卡大学美术学院院长里萨（Nisar Hosain）等嘉宾出席活动并致辞。达卡大学孔子学院中方院长杨惠率孔院教师和学生共30人参加了活动，并作为三所在孟孔子学院（课堂）的代表致辞。