Japanese prefecture exhibits photographs in Pingyao county
Representatives of North China's Shanxi province and Saitama Prefecture mark the opening of a photography exhibition in Pingyao county, on Sept 19. [Photo/shanxi.gov.cn]
A photography exhibition that is showcasing scenes in Saitama Prefecture in Japan opened on Sept 19 in Pingyao county, North China's Shanxi province.
It is being hosted by the province's foreign affairs office and information office, the Shanxi Provincial People's Association for Friendship With Foreign Countries and the organizing committee of the Pingyao International Photography Festival.
The event is commemorating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of sister province-prefecture relations between Shanxi and Saitama.
More than 60 pictures on display have been provided by the Japan-China Friendship Association of Saitama Prefecture, depicting local natural and cultural landscapes.
Visitors view photos at the exhibition. [Photo/shanxi.gov.cn]
Li Yan, vice-chairman of Shanxi Provincial People's Association for Friendship With Foreign Countries, said that the exhibition aimed to further enhance understanding and friendship between the two sides, promoting friendly exchanges and cooperation.
Shanxi and Saitama established a sister province-prefecture relationship in 1982. Over the past 40 years, they have achieved fruitful results from exchanges and cooperation in education, medical care and environmental protection. This has in turn boosted the social and economic development of the two regions and made positive contributions to the cause of China-Japan friendship.