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Indian cultural week to kick off in Cambodia Thursday

English.news.cn   2014-02-12 17:49:29

PHNOM PENH, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Festivals of India including a photo show and dance performances will be held in Cambodia's Phnom Penh and Siem Reap cities from Feb. 13 to Feb. 19, according to a media statement from the Indian Embassy in Cambodia on Wednesday.

The festivals will include a Buddhist festival and Buddhist photo exhibition to be held in Phnom Penh, the statement said. Besides, Ramayana classical dance performances will be staged in Siem Reap city on Feb. 14-15 and at Chaktomuk Theater in Phnom Penh on Feb. 17-19.

The tickets are free.

Speaking at a press briefing Wednesday, Indian Ambassador to Cambodia Dinesh K. Patnaik said the event is aimed at promoting cultural relations between the two countries.

"The festivals are vital to cultural exchange between the two countries," he said. "India has enjoyed thousands of years of bilateral cultural relationship with Cambodia."

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