12 November 2019
Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, toured the Benaki Museum in central Athens Monday, accompanied by wife of Greek President. Peng listened to the introduction of the museum's history and collections and viewed sculptures, paintings, costumes and other art pieces from ancient Greece.
These cultural relics fully demonstrated the fine techniques and extraordinary creativity of skilled craftsmen in ancient Greece, manifested the powerful force of exchanges and convergence between the two ancient civilizations of China and Greece, Peng said. Noting that both China and Greece have created unique civilizations with profound impacts, she urged the two sides to better pass down their cultural heritage, enhance cooperation between museums, and play greater roles in enriching the China-Greece people-to-people and cultural exchanges and promoting dialogue and mutual learning among civilizations.
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