Mongolia treats Chinese president with traditional pageant

 

Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj presents two Mongolian horses to Chinese President

Xi Jinping and his wife while they watch “Nadam Fair “, a traditional Mongolian pageant for

entertainment and games, in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on August 22, 2014.   Photo by Huang Jingwen 

 

Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj presents two Mongolian horses to Chinese President

Xi Jinping and his wife while they watch “Nadam Fair “, a traditional Mongolian pageant for

entertainment and games, in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on August 22, 2014.   Photo by Ju Peng

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping(center), his wife Peng Liyuan(1st from left), Mongolian President

Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj (2nd from right) and his wife watch the performance during a “Nadam Fair “,

a Mongolian traditional fair, in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on August 22, 2014.   Photo by Ju Peng 

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj prepare to shoot

arrows while they watch “Nadam Fair “, a traditional Mongolian pageant for entertainment

and games, in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on August 22, 2014.   Photo by Huang Jingwen 

 

 

 

 

 

Mongolia treats

Chinese president

with traditional pageant

 

 

By Li Jianmin

 

Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping was treated by his Mongolian counterpart Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj with a Nadam Fair performance in Ulan Bator on Friday of Agusust 22, before he concluded his two-day state visit to the inland country.

The Nadam Fair, a traditional Mongolian pageant for entertainment and games, usually includes seven days’ events of archery, wrestling, horse racing, dancing and acrobatics, which represent the traditional Mongolian culture.

The fair the two leaders and their wives watched was held in a relatively smaller scale, as a special treatment for distinguished guests with performances of wrestling, horse racing, archery and dancing.

Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan were also invited by the couple of Elbegdorj to present awards to winners in the races.

Two Mongolian horses, given to the Chinese president and his wife as gifts of goodwill, were named after Altay Mountains and Kherlen River respectively, an indication of China-Mongolia neighborliness blessed by border mountains and rivers.

Xi arrived in Ulan Bator Thursday for a two-day state visit to Mongolia, the first visit in 11 years by a Chinese head of state to Mongolia, and also the second time for him to make a one-country foreign trip since he took office in March 2013.

During the visit, the leaders of the two countries announced the upgrading of their relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership, and pledged to almost double their annual trade to 10 billion U.S. dollars by 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd from left) holds talks with his Mongolian counterpart

Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj (2nd from right) in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on August 22, 2014.

Photo by Huang Jingwen 

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) drinks tea with his Mongolian counterpart Tsakhiagiin

Elbegdorj after their talks in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on August 22, 2014.   Photo by Huang Jingwen

 

 

 

 

 

 

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