At the invitation of Mr. Cees
van Leeuwen, State Secretary for Education, Culture and
Science of the Netherlands, Chinese Governmental Cultural
Delegation, headed by Mr. Zhao Weisui, Vice Minister for
Culture，has paid an official visit to the Netherlands
from 9th to 12nd October, 2002.
During their visit, the
members of the delegation have met with the State Secretary
for Education, Culture and Science, and other related
officials in charge of cultural affairs. The Chinese Vice
Minister and Dutch State Secretary signed the "Joint
Declaration of Mr. Mr. Zhao Weisui, Vice Minister of Culture
of the People's Republic of China and Cees van Leeuwen,
State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science of the
delegation has also held a round-table discussion with
representatives from the cultural circle of the Netherlands.
Mr. Pu Tong, deputy director general of Bureau of external
cultural relations and Mr. Wang Yansheng, director, division
of European Affairs, Bureau of of external cultural
relations, briefly introduced the upcoming event of the
"China year" which will be held in France from
2003 to 2004.