Organized by the China International Cultural Association, the event was co-hosted by the China Cultural Center in Malta and the China National Opera and Dance Theater.
At the concert, Belgian pianists and composers Jean-Francois Maljean and Johan Famaey and the Belart Female String Quartet, made up of Chinese and Belgian musicians, performed classical pieces and new productions from Europe and China, which were warmly received by the audience.
“We should deepen cultural cooperation… effectively resolve differences and contradictions through active communication, so as to reduce the distance between people from different countries and enhance their friendship,” said Peng Yijun, political counselor at the Embassy of Chinese in Malta.
Reno Calleja, Chairman of the Malta-China Friendship Society, reviewed China’s assistance to Malta and the friendship between the two countries since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1972, and hoped that bilateral ties would further strengthen.
In the past 50 years, cultural exchanges between China and Malta have flourished and played an important role in cementing the friendship between the two countries, said Yuan Yuan, director of the China Cultural Center in Malta.