said at the session’s opening ceremony that multilateral cooperation is crucial in tackling local, regional and global issues.
“My experience has taught me that the key for the success of international cooperation is dialog
ue,” he said. “This requires being curious about others, willing to open up and ready to listen with real engagement.”
Chen Baosheng, minister of education, said civilizations are enriched by exchanges, in which people learn from each other.
“To promote the world’s peaceful development, we need to see more and think more in light of protecting diverse Asian civiliza
tions. It’s encouraging to hold a more inclusive and modest attitude about equal dialogue among Asian civilizations.
“We need to keep the principle of amity, sincerity, mutual benefits and inclusive
ness in mind to make the dialogue among Asian civilizations an inspiration to the world an