Xi reiterates BRI's role in promoting exchanges
17 Sep 2021




President Xi Jinping reiterated on Wednesday China's commitment to championing the principles of equality, mutual learning, dialogue and inclusiveness in exchanges between civilizations and working with different nations to jointly build the Belt and Road.


Xi made the remark in a congratulatory letter to the 2021 Belt and Road-The Great Wall International Folk Culture and Arts Festival, which opened on Wednesday in Langfang, Hebei province.


He noted that the building of Belt and Road, with the joint participation and efforts of various parties, has yielded fruitful outcomes since the initiative was proposed by him eight years ago, adding that it has enhanced the well-being of people from participating nations and promoted exchanges and dialogues between civilizations.


The hosting of the festival is conducive to amplifying the value of the world cultural heritage of the Silk Road and the Great Wall, and will provide a stage for folk culture and arts from various nations, he said.


It will also build a bridge for exchanges and dialogues between people of different nations and serve as a bond for mutual learning among civilizations, Xi added.


China stands ready to work with different sides to seek harmony without uniformity, jointly work toward prosperity and make greater contributions to the progress of human civilization, he said.


The folk culture and arts festival, jointly held by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Hebei provincial government, runs until Friday.

Source: China Daily