Within the framework of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Japan, the ‘Milky Way’ dance festival was organized at the Sukhbaatar Square on August 22.
More than 150 guests and representatives from Japan have arrived to participate in the festival, which is organized for the first time in Mongolia, at the initiative of Kawauchi Shiro, the Honorary Consul and Cultural Envoy of Mongolia in Tokushima, Japan. More than 500 dancers from the two countries are participating in the dance festival. In this regard, Speaker of the Parliament G. Zandanshatar, Deputy Governor in charge of the social sector, green development, and air and environmental pollution Z.Tumurtumuu, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Mongolia Kobayashi Hiroyuki opened the dance festival.
In his opening remarks, Speaker of the Parliament G.Zandanshatar said, "On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the year 2022 has been announced as the Year of Friendship and Exchange between Mongolian and Japanese Children and Youth, and we are happy to jointly organize a wide range of cultural events throughout the year. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Honorary Consul of Mongolia in Tokushima Kawauchi Shiro, who is making a valuable contribution to strengthening the precious ties between our two countries by organizing the Joint ‘Milky Way’ cultural and arts festival between Mongolia and Japan.
Deputy Governor in charge of the social sector, green development, and air and environmental pollution Z.Tumurtumuu said, "The festival is a combination of Japan's heritage culture and national art, including dance art combined with Mongolian national and modern dance art. I am very pleased to mention that it is a highly significant event for expanding cultural and artistic relations and cooperation between two countries. Ulaanbaatar city authorities are confident that the strategic partnership between Mongolia and Japan will expand and strengthen in all fields in the future”.
CAPITAL CITY TRAINING, RESEARCH, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY