The 2022 Global Youth Conference was held in Jinan, Shandong Province on May 13. The conference, with the theme of “Vibrant Shandong for Shared Future”, was staged both online and offline, attracting more than 5,000 youth representatives, international friends and public figures from 48 countries. Li Bin, Vice Chairperson of the 13th?National Committee of the CPPCC and Chairperson of the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, Aleksandar Vu?i?, President of the Republic of Serbia, and Taneti Maamau, President of the Republic of Kiribati, delivered remarks via video link. At the invitation of Shandong People’s Assassination for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Ningxia Foreign Affairs Office organized foreign youth representatives from Ningxia University, Ningxia Medical University, North Minzu University, Yinchuan University of Energy, Xige Estate and Ningxia Communications Construction Co., Ltd. to attend the meeting online.
This year’s conference was jointly sponsored?by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the All-China Youth Federation, the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation?and the People’s Government of Shandong Province. The conference was aimed to establish a regular mechanism for global youth exchange, pool the strength of young people, promote the implementation of the Global Development Initiative and the Global Security Initiative, and contribute to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. The Chinese and foreign guests and international youth representatives made in-depth discussion on topics including the post-pandemic outlook, globalization of digital economy, and the new development pattern of “dual circulation”. Ten major outcomes were released on the opening ceremony?and the Huanghewan Youth Economic Forum?was held. Ningxia youth participants said that the conference served as a platform for international youths to exchange with and learn from each other, and found the remarks made by Chinese and foreign dignitaries?quite encouraging. They hoped to attend more such activities to voice their views and contribute to the development of Ningxia based on a better understanding of it.
With the help the conference, Ningxia Foreign Affairs Office will strengthen its connections with the foreign youngsters in Ningxia’s universities and enterprises. Efforts will also be made to increase interactions with provinces (regions) along the Yellow River, so as to promote ecological conservation and high-quality development of the Yellow River basin.