Greeting by Mr. Wang Guangya
Permanent Rrepresentative of China to the U.N
19 December 2005
H.E. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Mrs. Annan, Under Secretaries-General
Shashi Tharoor and Chen Jian, Mr. and Mrs. Oshima, Mr. Wang Wusheng, and Mr.Murai, All diplomatic envoys, Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am delighted to come to today's opening ceremony and wish to thank you all for your presence.
Entering this hall, we feel transferred into an entirely different world,
far away from the metropolitan noise and bustle, and only with mountains and rocks, clouds and mists, grass and trees. The message conveyed is peace and harmony as a tribute to the idea of "living together with Nature". This
conforms to purposes of the Organization and explains why this exhibition ishere.
As you know, Mount Huangshan has been Mr. Wang Wusheng's central artistic
motif for 30 years. As was described by the ancient Chinese poet: once you
have seen Mount Huangshan, there is no need to see any other mountains.
However, most of us visitors find it hard to describe our feelings. I think
Mr. Wang's works successfully manifest the spirit and soul of these unique
mountains. Though his tools are lenses, his works are like traditional
Chinese ink paintings. The more ethnic it is, the more it belongs to the
world. I am sure with this exhibition, more and more people in the world
will get to know Mr. Wang's works.
Mr. Higashiyama is a Japanese master painter. His paintings are known for
elegance and tranquility. He visited China many times and contributed
greatly to the friendship between our two peoples.
The Art has no boundaries. I believe today's exhibition can further promote
mutual understanding and cultural exchanges among people of China, Japan andthe rest of the world.
I wish the exhibition a complete success.