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The Women Group of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Croatia participate in Velika Gorica Gastro Festival
2014-10-20 14:33

On October 19th 2014, The Women Group of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Croatia at the invitation of the City of Velika Gorica participated in the 13th edition of the city’s yearly gastronomic event - “Gastro Turopolje”. Velika Gorica is one of the most developed cities of the Zagreb county, situated near Zagreb Pleso Airport. Velika Gorica has established coopeartive relations in the fields of economy and education with Beijing’s Fengtai District. The 13th edition of Gastro Turpolje included participation of many food producers and restaurants not only from host city, but also from Zagreb county, Island of Lastovo and Island of Korčula. The annual food festival attracted 5000 vistors, who came to taste food delicacies in a vivid and crowdy atmosphere. In the opening speech, Velika Gorica’s Mayor expressed sincere gratitude to the Chinese embassy on their active participation, saying that Croatian people admire Chinese cuisine and culture very much. He hopes Velika Gorica will continue to deepen people-to-people and cultural cooperation with China on regional level. Chinese embassy was greeted by vistors with a warm applause.



Chinese embassy’s exhibition stands attracted a lot of attention, where the Women Group were demonstrating the preparation of traditional Chinese delicacies, such as Moon Cakes, Spring Rolls, light fried and boiled dumplings, that were free for the visitors to taste. Her Excellency the Ambassador Deng Ying participated in the live demonstration of making Chinese jiaozi and spring rolls. Thereafter the Chinese Ambassador and the Embassy’s spokesperson received interview by local media, in which they introduced in detail special cultural connotation of each Chinese delicacy. The Ambassador also emphasized the importance of Chinese embassy’s participation in the cultural events as Gastro Turopolje that reflects strong friendship between the two nations and contribute greatly to further strengthening of the China-Croatia bilateral ties. Food and culture represents an important link and serves as a bridge of friendship enabling better understanding between two nations. The Spouse Group’s active participation at Velika Gorica’s food festival came short after their successful and colorful performance at the China National Day reception. At the closing ceremony Velika Gorica’s Mayor awarded honorary certificates to the members of Chinese embassy.



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