Representatives of Nigeria and Hainan cut the ribbon for Hainan's intangible cultural heritage exhibition held in Abuja, Nigeria. [Photo by Wang Guiping/chinaculture.org]
A series of activities promoting Hainan province's tourism and culture were recently organized at the Chinese Cultural Center of Nigeria in Abuja, capital of Nigeria.
They were jointly sponsored by the Chinese Cultural Center of Nigeria and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Broadcasting, Television, and Sports of Hainan Province.
Li Xuda, cultural counselor of the Chinese embassy in Nigeria and director of the Chinese Cultural Center of Nigeria, said in his welcome address that the activities will help promote deep cooperation between China and Nigeria in tourism and culture with Hainan tourism products offered, as well as its intangible cultural techniques displayed.
Xiao Hui, chief of the Social and Cultural Section of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Broadcasting, Television, and Sports of Hainan Province, said during the event that Hainan is striving to build itself into an international tourism island and China's largest free trade zone. It has a beautiful sea, beaches, coconut forests, and sunshine, as well as China's best preserved rainforests. He expressed a warm welcome to Nigerians, inviting them to spend their holidays in Hainan.
During the promotion fair, a detailed introduction on Hainan's tourism industrial development, marine tourism resources, intangible cultural heritages, visa-free entry policies, international direct flight routes, famous dishes, medical tourism, and healthcare programs were offered.
Nigerians show great interest in Hainan's tourism cultural products. [Photo by Wang Guiping/chinaculture.org]
An inheritor of traditional Li ethnic embroidery displays the technique in Nigeria. [Photo by Wang Guiping/chinaculture.org]
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