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Chinese Tibetan cultural exchange delegation visits Myanmar

Updated: Dec 19,2017 11:27 AM     Xinhua

YANGON — A Chinese Tibetan cultural exchange delegation visited Myanmar and met with senior monks of Myanmar’s State Sangha Maha Nayaka (Senior Monks) Committee and International Theravada Buddhist University on Dec 18.

Myanmar senior monks briefed the Tibetan delegation about the religious undertakings and missionary work of the committee.

Zhang Yun, director of the Institute of History Studies of the China Tibetology Research Center, said he expected the visit to Myanmar would help enhance the two countries’ friendship.

He also expressed wishes that the two countries’ Buddhist culture would further flourish.

The delegation also met with the Rector of Myanmar’s International Theravada Buddhist University Ashin Nandamalabhivamsa, who expressed delight over the knowledge gained about Tibet, calling the meeting a beneficial one.

On Dec 17, the China Tibetan Culture Picture Exhibition kicked off in Myanmar’s Shwedagon Pagoda, offering an opportunity for the Myanmar people to know more about tradition and culture of China’s Tibet autonomous region.

Photos portraying daily lives of Tibetan people, culture, art, language, and natural beauty, among others, were displayed at the exhibition.

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