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Iraqi deputy president visits Shanghai Museum
2005-01-23 02:20:01 XinhuaEnglish

SHANGHAI, Jan. 23(Xinhuanet)-- Visiting Deputy President of the Iraqi Interim Government Rowsch Nuri Shaways hoped that Iraq and China will further strengthen their cooperation in cultural exchanges during his visit to Shanghai Museum on Sunday.

Both Iraq and China enjoy a long history and a rich ancient civilization, and I
raqi people have always treasured a friendly feeling for China, said Shaways.

He expressed his strong interest for Chinese arts when visitingBronze gallery of Shanghai Museum, saying that Shanghai is not only famous as a business and economic hub but also prosperous in culture.

Shaways expressed the hope that Iraq Museum and Shanghai Museumcan create a cooperation mechanism to broaden the fields of cooperation between the two sides.

Shaways arrived in Shanghai Saturday from Beijing to continue his five-day working visit to China at the invitation of Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong.

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