Government of Serbia and the Embassy of China in Serbia hosted Chinese New Year’s Fair on Kalemegdan Fortress.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic, Deputy Mayor of Belgrade Goran Vesic attended the opening of the event marking the beginning of the Chinese New Year. The event is one in a series of events that will mark the Chinese New Year in Serbia.
Ljajic said this was another confirmation of the very good relations between Serbia and China, both politically and economically. “China is the country with the highest number of investments, and Chinese tourists are the first in terms of arrivals to Serbia, with more than 150,000 last year alone, with 300,000 overnight stays,” said Ljajic.
Ambassador of China to Serbia H.E. Chen Bo said that this holiday has a 4,000 years history.
She stated that for the first time, folk artists from Shantou Province will show the people of Belgrade their customs.