The second China-Jordan Friendly Dialogue was held at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) on Dec 6.
With the theme "10th Anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative: Realizing Dreams in the New Era with Youth Leading the Way", the event aimed at fostering exchanges and cooperation between the younger generation of China and Jordan across various fields and contributing to the BRI.
Jia Dezhong, a member of the standing committee of the CPC BFSU committee and vice-president of the university, speaks at the event. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]
In his remarks at the event, Jia Dezhong, a member of the standing committee of the CPC BFSU committee and vice-president of the university, emphasized that the younger generation plays a crucial role in propelling global development and constructing a better world.
Fostering multicultural understanding and establishing a cognitive framework for diverse civilizations are responsibilities of youth. Promoting cultural exchanges and mutual learning and advancing the building of a community with a shared future for mankind entail solidarity of the young people, Jia said.
As active messengers of civilization exchanges, youth should voice unity for people worldwide, infuse vigor into global development and progress, and boost cooperation, he added.
Jia also mentioned BFSU’s engagement in teaching and research of the Arabic language over the years. The university has facilitated mutual understanding between the Chinese and Arab people, as well as between the Chinese and Jordanian people.
The university has cultivated well-rounded talents with a strong sense of patriotism, a global perspective and professional capabilities, and encouraged young people to tell China's stories well during global practices.
Chinese students recite Jordanian poetry, and Arab students recite Chinese poetry. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]
Xue Qingguo (C), a professor at the School of Arabic Studies and director of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Center for Arabic Language and Islamic Studies at BFSU, and Ouyang Jianghe (R), a renowned poet and distinguished professor at Beijing Normal University, discuss commonalities between Chinese and Jordanian culture and the role played by cultural exchanges in promoting mutual understanding among civilizations. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]
Representatives from China and Jordan talk at the roundtable conference. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]
At the roundtable conference themed “Gathering the Power of Youth, Promoting People-to-People Connectivity”, representatives from the cultural, educational, medical, economic and trade fields in China and Jordan shared their unique experiences, observations and insights into Sino-Jordanian friendly connections and offered suggestions for people-to-people exchanges.
The event was jointly hosted by the China International Communications Group, BFSU and the Cultural Cooperation Committee between China and Jordan, with the support of the Chinese embassy in Jordan and the Jordanian embassy in China. It saw the participation of more than 200 representatives from China, Jordan, Sudan, Egypt and other countries.