The Mozambique-China Cultural Centre is a milestone in bilateral economic and trade cooperation in addition to cultural exchanges, according to authorities from both countries.
“The successful completion of the project is not only the result of the high attention paid by the two governments, but also the crystallization of the hard work of the implementation departments of both sides”, Chinese Ambassador to Maputo, Wang Hejun (pictured above) said after a tour to the centre with Mozambican Minister of Culture and Tourism, Eldevina Materula.
The envoy said China would work with Mozambique to further strengthen the alignment of cultural cooperation needs, explore new models of post-pandemic cultural exchanges, and promote the implementation of more practical achievements in the cultural field.
During the visit to the facilities, at the main campus of the Eduardo Mondlane University in the capital, Materula welcomed the solid ties between China and Mozambique.
“For a long time, the bilateral practical cooperation between Mozambique and China has become increasingly close and the mutual understanding between the two peoples has been deepened,” she said.
Materula lauded the two governments and the centre for overcoming unfavorable factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring quality and safety as well as promoting the project construction.
Among other facilities, the Mozambique-China Cultural Centre incorporates an amphitheatre, computer and multimedia rooms plus a library. There is space for exhibitions gallery and fashion shows and music studio.
Diplomatic relations were formally established in 1975 when the Southern African nation attained independence.