The 2nd Sino-German Historical and Cultural City Dialogue was opened in Xi’an

2018-09-19 09:14:35 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

On September 17th, the 2nd Sino-German Historical and Cultural City Dialogue was opened in Xi’an. It was co-hosted by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the People’s Government of Shaanxi Province and the Government of Rhineland-Palatinate. Wei Zengjun, the Vice Governor of Shaanxi, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a welcoming speech. Hu Sishe, the Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Prof. Dr. Salvatore Barbaro, the Secretary of the Rhineland-Palatinate State, and Kurt Karst, the Chairman of the Sino-Germany Friendship Association Federation, also presented at the ceremony.

On behalf of the Shaanxi Provincial Government, Wei Zengjun welcomed the distinguished guests present at the dialogue. He said that Shaanxi is one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization and the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, while Rhineland-Palatinate is one of the oldest historical and cultural regions in Central Europe. The two sides have witnessed the exchanges and integration of the eastern and western civilizations. Shaanxi is willing to work together with Rhineland-Palatinate to take the mechanism of Sino-German historical and cultural city dialogue as a carrier, jointly explore the historical and cultural resources of both sides. Also, Shaanxi and Rhineland-Palatinate should broaden the communication channels and deepen the pragmatic cooperation on culture, economy, trade, science and technology, tourism and education, so as to make contributions to the construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt.

Before the opening ceremony, Wei Zengjun met with Prof. Dr. Salvatore Barbaro and his delegation. Vice Governor Wei introduced the economic and social development of Shaanxi Province. Hu Sishe and other participants attended the meeting.

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