A recent exhibition in Bishkek, titled “Walking the Silk Road, Allowing Cultures to Integrate,” centered on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and showcased Chinese culture.
Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister Edil Baisalov, Charge d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan Li Baojie, representatives from educational institutions of both Kyrgyzstan and China, and business delegates attended the event, as reported by Xinhua.
Deputy Prime Minister Baisalov emphasized the transformative impact of the BRI on the region, including Kyrgyzstan, stating, “It has actually had a huge impact on the political and economic situation around the world.” Charge d’Affaires Li highlighted over a decade of fruitful cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and China within the BRI framework.
Li emphasized the importance of cultural interaction and exchange within the initiative, noting that exhibitions like this provide opportunities for the Kyrgyz people to gain a deeper insight into Chinese traditional culture and customs, fostering stronger mutual understanding.
The exhibition, organized by the Kaifeng Management Committee of the Pilot Free Trade Zone of China (Henan) and the Kyrgyzstan-China Friendship Association, showcased stone carving reflecting the Spring and Autumn period, wood carving themed on “New Year’s Pictures,” and intricate paper-cutting artistry.