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Consul General Zha Liyou Meets ICCR Regional Director

Consul General Mr Zha Liyou met in his residence with Mr Goutam De, Regional Director of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Indian Ministry of External Affairs, on 30 December. Famous Indian musicians Mr Debasish Bhattacharya, Mr Abhijit Banerjee and Ms Anandi Bhattacharya were present.

The Consul General said that 2020 will be the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and India and the two sides will hold a series of celebrations. The Consulate General is willing to maintain close communication with ICCR Kolkata, and strengthen cooperation with artists in the consular district, so as to implement the consensus reached by leaders of the two countries on China-India people-to-people exchange.

Mr De and the musicians appreciated the importance the Consul General attaches to cultural exchanges between China and India, and said Kolkata as the cultural capital of India has great potential for exchanges with China, and ICCR Kolkata looks forward to join the consulate in promoting cultural exchanges between China and East India.

The musicians presented a short music performance for the Consul General.

Mrs Zheng Huiqun, wife of the Consul General, and Consul Xie Chao were present, too.

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