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Video: Emiratis perform at Great Wall of China ahead of Sheikh Mohamed's visit

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Filed on July 21, 2019 | Last updated on July 21, 2019 at 02.36 pm
Video: Emiratis perform at Great Wall of China ahead of Sheikh Mohameds visit

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The traditional dance with sticks was accompanied by singing.

The UAE folklore troupe put up a remarkable show at one of the Seven Wonders of the World on Saturday, July 20.

The troupe performed the Ayala dance also known as the 'stick dance', at the Great Wall of China, ahead of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, visit to the country.

 The traditional dance with sticks was accompanied by singing.

The performance by the Emirati troupe seemed to delight the other tourists present at this UNESCO World Heritage site, with one Chinese woman even joining the performers.

A UAE official on Saturday, July 20, said that the upcoming state visit of Sheikh Mohamed will deepen ties and build on the foundation of the comprehensive strategic partnership announced in July of last year, during President Xi Jinping's visit to the UAE.

Dr Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of the UAE to China, added, "Since this momentous visit, the relationship between the UAE and China has now achieved diversity and richness at various levels, and we look forward to now capitalising upon this."

According to the Ambassador, Sheikh Mohamed's visit will entail a series of high-profile meetings with key influential Chinese business leaders. "We expect significant progress to be made in the development of several projects," Dr Al Dhaheri noted.

"The UAE and China currently have a series of agreements in dedicated sectors. Cooperation will be strengthened across energy, education, healthcare, artificial intelligence, infrastructure, manufacturing and culture and tourism. There is also consideration being given to cooperation across new areas," he explained.

The Ambassador noted that the UAE is keen to promote and develop its bilateral relationship with China and reinforce a strategic relationship that is both robust and long-lasting.

(With inputs from Wam)


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