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Yu Qun attended the 17th Rhode Island Forum
From October 10th to 14th, Yu Qun, vice chairman of the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, was invited to Greece to attend the 17th Rhode Island Forum. The theme of this forum is “Global (Dis) order: A Dialogue-Based Worldview”, Niger President Issoufou, former Israeli Prime Minister Olmert, former European Parliament President Schultz and more than 400 politicians from more than 50 countries, as well as many experts and scholars participated.
Yu Qun pointed out in the forum speech that the current world has been in a state of great change in the past 100 years. The people of the world look forward to a peaceful environment, a world of common prosperity, and an open and harmonious future. Especially in the context of the rising trend of trade protectionism, isolationism, populism and other trends, the Dialogue of Civilizations has a more realistic and targeted approach. The destiny of the world should be mastered by all countries. International rules should be written by all countries. Global affairs should be governed by all countries, and development results should be shared by all countries. We should adhere to mutual respect and equality, adhere to the beauty, adhere to openness, tolerance and mutual learning.
Yu Qun said that since its establishment 37 years ago, the Soong Ching Ling Foundation of China has been adhering to the spirit of “making peace” and pursuing “universal harmony and cooperation” among human beings. It is committed to promoting the cause of human peace and actively carrying out friendly exchanges with foreign countries. The Chinese Soong Ching Ling Foundation is willing to work with friendly organizations and friendly people from all over the world to deepen dialogue and exchanges, strengthen pragmatic cooperation, and make new and greater contributions to promoting world peace, strengthening cooperation and friendship, and enhancing the commonwealth of the people.
During the forum, Yu Qun held a working meeting with the Chairman of the World Civilization Forum and the Chairman of the “Dialogue of Civilizations” Research Institute, Vladimir Yakunin. The two sides strengthened exchanges and cooperation, promoted Sino-Russian exchanges and reached a consensus on the “One Belt, One Road” international cooperation initiative.
During the visit, Yu Qun and his party also met with the Chinese Embassy in Greece and exchanged views with Ambassador Zhang Qiyue on strengthening friendship and cultural exchanges between China and Greece.
The “Dialogue of Civilizations” World Public Forum is an independent international non-governmental non-profit organization. In 2003, the former Russian Deputy Minister of Transport, the former Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Communications, and the President of the “Russian Railways” company Vladimir Yakunin, Mr. Ning, the late Indian famous thinker Jagish Qaboul, the president of the American Titan Capital Company, and the American Greek businessman Mr. Nicholas Papani Nigurau and others jointly created the initiative.
Since 2003, the “Dialogue of Civilizations” World Public Forum has held its annual meeting on Rhodes Island, in Greece every autumn. It is an unofficial dialogue mechanism with international influence. The forum invites world politicians, scholars, religious figures and representatives from the arts, media and business sectors to participate. The forum aims to unite the forces of the international community to jointly defend the spiritual and cultural values of humanity, to advocate constructive dialogue among civilizations, to create favorable conditions for responding to new challenges, solving global problems and realizing structural changes in today’s society, and for the harmonious coexistence of all ethnic groups.
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