Families from Chinese City of Fuyuan Paid Friendly Visit to Khabarovsk
There are more than 100 people in the delegation including parents with their children and elderly people.
The event is supported by the administrations of two border cities – Khabarovsk and Fuyuan. The guests fr om the Celestial Empire are going to have friendly meetings with Khabarovsk families. It’s a reciprocal visit. Russian families visited the Chinese border city a year ago in concordance with the invitation from the Chinese party. Such kind of meetings have become a good tradition.
“We’ve chosen the families wh ere the children study Chinese and are interested with the history, culture and traditions of this country for them to be able to find common ground with their peers and the families. The Chinese delegation includes citizens who are active in public life and at work and their families. They have been chosen by Fuyuan Municipal People's Government. They are teachers, farmers, businessmen etc.”, Deputy Mayor in Charge of International Relations Alexander Alexandrov said.
Many guests have come to Russia for the first time. They are going to be offered a rich itinerary including the excursion around the city, visits to educational and cultural institutions, shopping. A Fuyuan River Port employee Song Xuemei has come to Khabarovsk with her little son and mother-in-law. Her husband, who is a game warden, wasn’t able to come due to his busy schedule at work. The girl agreed to go to Khabarovsk as soon as she had heard about the possibility.
“We have always known that our cities are connected by long lasting friendly relations and wanted to see Khabarovsk with our own eyes. We’ve come here for the first time and see wonderful people who have been very welcoming to us. I’m happy!”, Ms. Song Xuemei said.
The climax of the Russian and Chinese meeting will be a joint concert of sing and dance groups from both cities. It’s going to take place in Cultural and Sporting Complex Arsenaletz on Saturday, October 14th. Chinese Families Delegation are going to stay in Khabarovsk until Sunday.