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Pakistani delegation to attend world cultural forum in Beijing

BEIJING: A delegation from Pakistan will attend the fifth meeting of world cultural forum to be held here next week to discuss how to build a community with a shared future for mankind through cultural exchanges.

The three-day meeting is expected to see nearly a thousand participants including government officials and scholars from around the world including China, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Poland, Italy, Egypt and other countries, as well as experts, entrepreneurs and media members.

It encompasses a series of activities such as an opening ceremony, plenary session, six thematic forums, high-end dialogues and a closing ceremony.

This year’s meeting calls on all countries to promote a shared future, push for exchanges among different cultures and lead the international community in the direction of cultural communication and coexistence, president of forum Yan Zhaozhu said in a statement issued here on Friday.

Participants will discuss topics such as international relations, economy, culture, ecology, the Belt and Road Initiative, the internet, philosophy, sociology and traditional medicine under this year’s theme of “Cultural Dialogue: Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind”.

The discussions aim to encourage people to exchange ideas and learn from each other to jointly contribute to the development of human civilization, and build a world with lasting peace and security, openness and tolerance as well as common prosperity.

The forum and China Daily will co-host the gathering, with the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs, the Palace Museum, the Central Literature and History Research Institute, and the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences as co-sponsors, and will also receive support from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, and the Counselor’s Office of the State Council.



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