On November 18, the "Contemporary World" magazine and the Nigerian Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution jointly held the launch ceremony of "Contemporary World" (Nigeria Edition) and the China-Africa "Harmony" Culture Seminar in an online and offline manner. Liu Jianchao, Minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, attended the meeting and delivered speeches. Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria Cui Jianchun, Nigerian Ambassador to China Baba Jida, and Director of the International Communication Bureau of the Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee Hu Kaihong attended the meeting. Shen Beili, vice minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, presided over the meeting. More than 200 representatives from the governments of China and Nepal, think tanks, universities, media and other sectors attended the meeting.
Liu Jianchao said that China is the largest developing country in the world, and Africa is the continent with the most developing countries. Similar historical experiences and common historical missions have closely linked China and Africa. Both China and Nigeria are major developing countries. The traditional friendship has grown stronger over time, and the practical cooperation has yielded fruitful results. They have cooperated closely and supported each other in international and regional affairs. In recent years, under the joint leadership of President Xi Jinping and President Buhari, the China-Nepal strategic partnership has shown a good momentum of development, and the exchanges and cooperation between the two countries in the cultural field are also advancing with the times and developing day by day. model.
Liu Jianchao said that in the traditional culture of the Chinese nation, the idea of "harmony" is the soul and essence, and has been deeply integrated into major country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics. Nigerian culture also has a distinct connotation of "harmony". The persistence and inheritance of the "harmony" culture between China and Nepal has not only become the common cultural foundation of the long-standing traditional friendship between China and Nepal, but also injected strong ideological impetus into the writing of a new chapter of friendly cooperation between the two peoples in the new era. Being a cultural person can more condense the soul. The beauty of culture lies in the fact that "each has its own beauty, and beauty is shared". The establishment of "Contemporary World" (Nigeria Edition) provides an important medium for the two sides to exchange ideas and culture and learn from each other, and builds a solid bridge for the media and think tanks of the two sides to strengthen cooperation.
Onyeama congratulated the successful convening of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the important results achieved. He said that China is a fully trustworthy partner of Nigeria, and the cooperation between Nigeria and China can help Nigeria embark on a rapid development track. In recent years, Africa-China relations have developed vigorously. Africa-China cooperation is not only committed to the development of both sides, but also cares about the world, aiming to promote global peace, security and development. It is expected that the academic journal "Contemporary World" (Nigeria Edition) will bring more exchanges of ideas and enlightenment to build a global consensus and jointly respond to crises of peace, security and development.
Relevant comrades from the Institute of Contemporary China and the World, China Institute of International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China Net and other departments attended the meeting. Scholars from China and Nepal conducted in-depth discussions on deepening China-Africa friendly exchanges and cooperation around the theme of "harmony" culture.
(Editors in charge: Yu Yang, Cui Yue)
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