Chinese Ambassador to Iceland Jin Zhijian Attends Chinese and Nordic Cultures Conference in Light of the Belt and Road Initiative
2019/06/12

On June 7, Northern Light Confucius Institute of University of Iceland hosted the Chinese and Nordic Cultures Conference in Light of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Ambassador Jin Zhijian attended the conference and delivered the opening speech.

In his remarks, Ambassador Jin expressed warm congratulations on the conference and introduced the fruitful achievements of the BRI for the past six years. Ambassador Jin emphasized that culture exchanges were important parts of the BRI. In recent years, the relationship between China and the Nordic countries has developed rapidly. Each country took part in the construction of the BRI in its own way. It was of great significance to hold this event in light of the BRI. As Chinese President Xi pointed out in the keynote speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations held this May, diversity spurs interaction among civilizations, which in turn promotes mutual learning and their further development. We need to promote exchanges and mutual learning among countries, nations and cultures around the world. The interaction between the history-honored and diversified Chinese culture and the unique Nordic culture will surely further promote the relationship and friendship between China and the Nordic countries as well as among its people.

The one-day conference provided a platform for scholars from China, Iceland, Norway ,UK and other countries to exchange in-depth views on extensive topics on literature, history, drama, music in Chinese and Nordic cultures.