Qi Mingqiu Meets Delegation of Chairman and Founder of World Public Forum

2016-05-12 18:02:23   China Soong Ching Ling Foundation

Qi Mingqiu, Standing Vice Chairman of China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF), met the delegation led by Vladimir Yakunin, Chairman and Founder of the World Public Forum on May 4, 2016. The two sides exchanged opinions and reached agreements on deepening extensive cooperation in many areas, especially in academic exchanges, think tank cooperation, communications between young people and women from the two countries in thinking, culture, education and art.

Qi Mingqiu (right), Standing Vice Chairman of CSCLF, meets Vladimir Yakunin (left), Chairman and Founder of the World Public Forum.

The two sides sign a cooperation memorandum.

During the meeting, Qi Mingqiu first expressed his welcome to the delegation led by Yakunin, and praised Yakunin for his efficient and practice way of working. He hoped that the foundation and the World Public Forum could continue to deepen their friendship, further expand their cooperation, promote the cultural exchange between people from China and Russia, as well as contribute to the world peace.

Yakunin introduced the basic conditions of the World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations" Institute that was under preparation. The institute studied mainly international relations including China-Russian relation. Now it had invited ex-politicians from many countries to join its board of directors, and hoped CSCLF could recommend famous Chinese figures to join the board of directors. He also hoped CSCLF would continue to send Chinese experts and scholars to attend the World Public Forum on the Rhodes Island, Greece, and hold the Chinese Round Table activity during the forum. He expected the CSCLF delegation to visit Russia in the end of May, hoping experts and scholars of the two sides to make great achievements at the seminar held in Russia, and wishing a great success for the visit.

At last, the two sides signed a memorandum of think tank cooperation. Yi Xuelei, Deputy Office Director, Song Jian and Zuo Hongbo, Deputy Directors of CSCLF Liaison Department, accompanied the meeting.