Traditional Dance Festival of Mekong-Lancang held in Nay Pyi Taw

The Traditional Dance Festival of Mekong-Lancang under the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Special Fund was held with the participation of MLC countries with a hybrid system at MICC-2 in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
It was attended by Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Ko Ko, Deputy Ministers U Aye Tun and Dr Moe Zaw Tun, departmental officials, MLC countries’ ambassadors to Myanmar and officials of embassies, the MLC secretary-general office and Mekong-Lancang coordination team, and artistes and invitees from Mekong regions joined online.
First, Union Minister U Ko Ko said the main objectives of MLC are promoting social and economic development in the Mekong sub-region, narrowing the development gap, supporting ASEAN Community building, implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of UN and promoting South-South Cooperation among the developing countries.
As per the aim of the festival-Unity is Diversity, it can be seen the similarities in culture basically despite the different Mekong-Lancang countries. Moreover, it can grab the chance to exchange traditions and culture of each MLC country, study the differences in culture, and conserve intangible cultures while the MLC countries face the same challenges for the influence of other countries cultures and development of materials and improve friendship among the young artistes of MLC countries.
Then, the Union minister called on the participants to preserve the respective traditional dances of their countries, exchange traditional dances and pass them down over the new generations.
Afterwards, Chinese Embassy Deputy Head Ms Cao Jin and the vice-chair of the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation National Coordination Unit Myanmar made greeting speeches.
Then, Myanmar artistes performed with Theme Song of MLC and the Union Minister took commemorative photos with the attendees to the event.
Then, Chinese experts Ms Feng Mi and Mr Shen Chen and Sayama Gyi Daw Sanda Khin of Myanmar discussed the learning of Myanmar culture, Chinese culture and the improvement of tradition and culture with literature and arts and the conservation of Myanmar culture.
Artistes from MLC countries – Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam – performed their traditional dances. Then, Myanmar artistes entertained the guests with MLC honorary song “We are Family One”. —MNA/KTZH

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