Egypt's famous Saladin Citadel wears red to celebrate China's Spring Festival

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-01-29 16:28
Egyptian artists perform at the lighting ceremony of Saladin Citadel in Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 28, 2019. Amid a joyous musical winter night, Cairo's renowned Saladin Citadel on Monday lit up in red to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival. [Photo/Xinhua]

Amid a joyous musical winter night, Cairo's renowned Saladin Citadel on Jan 28 lit up in red to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival.

The celebration, which was attended by Minister of Chinese Embassy in Cairo Liu Yongfeng and Egypt's Minister of Tourism Rania al-Mashat, was co-organized by the Chinese Cultural Center in cooperation with the Egyptian Tourism Ministry and Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

"In the Chinese culture, the red color symbolizes good fortune, eternity, prosperity, warmth and hope," Liu addressed the event. "I think all these beautiful words are also good to describe our long-term friendship of our two peoples."

She added that the development of China-Egypt comprehensive strategic partnership will maintain the current great momentum and grow even faster.

For her part, al-Mashat said that it is a tradition for Egyptians to celebrate the Spring Festival with the Chinese people over the past ten years.

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