Xinhua News Agency reporter, Zhejiang Daily reporter
The inaugural "Liangzhu Forum" was held in Hangzhou on December 3rd. Li Shulei, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Minister of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, attended the forum, read President Xi Jinping's congratulatory letter, and delivered a keynote speech.
Yi Lianhong, Secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee and Director of the Standing Committee of the Provincial People's Congress, and Husam Zaki, Secretary-General Representative, Assistant Secretary-General of the Arab League, delivered speeches. Sun Yeli, Deputy Minister of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the Party Group of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, attended the event, while Wang Hao, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Governor, presided over the forum.
Chinese and foreign guests believe that President Xi Jinping's congratulatory letter has profoundly elucidated the unique value of Liangzhu culture, revealed the distinctive characteristics of the openness and inclusiveness of Chinese civilization, and expressed earnest expectations for the success of the "Liangzhu Forum." The letter provides important guidance for deepening cultural dialogue, strengthening exchanges, and learning from each other.
Chinese and foreign guests expressed that the Liangzhu site is evidence of China's 5,000 years of civilization history and a treasure of world civilization. The hosting of the "Liangzhu Forum" is of great significance for appreciating the charm of ancient civilizations, protecting historical and cultural heritage, and promoting cultural inheritance, development, exchange and cooperation. They hope that friends from all walks of life will fully utilize the platform of the "Liangzhu Forum" to speak freely, engage in in-depth discussions, deepen understanding, and enhance consensus. This will drive dialogue and understanding between Chinese civilization and other civilizations worldwide, promoting global initiatives to transition from conceptual ideals to practical actions.Sun Yeli and Husam Zaki jointly signed the "Joint Declaration between the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China and the Secretariat of the Arab League on Implementing the Global Civilization Initiative."
Representatives from the Silk Road International Theatre Alliance, the International Council of Museums, the International Arts Festival Alliance, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, the International Council of Art Museums, the Tourism City Alliance, and international cultural and artistic institutions including Anhell Ancona Rezendes, Stella Claisseurak, Yijie Arica, Chen Huixin, Saodat Rukieva, and Hiko Blasino delivered speeches.
Wang Gang, Deputy Minister of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee; Liu Jie, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of the Hangzhou Municipal Party Committee; and provincial leaders Qiu Qiwen, Zhao Cheng, Hu Wei, Yao Gaoyuan, and Ren Shaobo attended the forum.
The first "Liangzhu Forum" was jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the People's Government of Zhejiang Province, with the theme "Implementing the Global Civilization Initiative and Promoting Civilizational Exchange and Mutual Learning." More than 300 guests from home and abroad attended the forum.