2018, THE YEAR OF BELARUSIAN TOURISM IN CHINA
Interpersonal exchange and tourism strengthens friendship and mutual trust between people in Belarus and China. These lay a good social foundation for developing international relations. On December 1, 2017, Belarus’s Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. During the meeting, Kobyakov proposed the establishment of 2018 as the “Year of “Belarusian Tourism in China.” In 2018, Belarus will host many tourism related events in Beijing, which will help to make more information available and develop its tourism industry in China. These events will help Chinese tourists better understand Belarus, increase the number of Chinese tourists to Belarus and vice versa.
During interpersonal exchanges, the Belarus State Concert Hall Kupalinka Art Troupe has played an important role. The troupe was established to revitalise folk art from Belarus and make it popular again. It debuted on stage in 1966 as a women’s quartet troupe. Now it enjoys a good reputation in both Belarus and foreign countries. The
Kupalinka Art Troupe has given several thousand concerts and has demonstrated the charm of Belarus’s dance and ballads to many audiences.