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9th summit of SCO Culture Ministers

06-06-2012 10:24 BJT Special Report:The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit 2012 |

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The 9th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's Culture Ministers was held in Beijing Tuesday. Representatives from more than 12 countries attended the meeting. The gathering reviewed the progress of previous meetings and discussed future cooperative plans.

Chinese Culture Minister Cai Wu highly praised the efforts and achievements made by member states. He insists that the "Shanghai spirit" and harmonious development are the main principals of the meeting.

Li Changchun (4th R, Front), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political
Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, poses for group
photo with heads of the delegations to the 9th meeting that groups culture
ministers or representatives from Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member
states, observer states, dialogue partners, the guest state of Afghanistan and
the SCO secretariat in Beijing, capital of China, June 5, 2012. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

Cai Wu, China's Culture Minister, said, "To ensure sustainable and rapid development among member states - mutual trust, equality, and respect are crucial for future cooperation. We also promote the unique development of each country."

Cai also said that as 2012 marks the second 10 year plan for the SCO, mutual trust and respect is the key to maintaining healthy cultural exchanges.

The Culture and Information Minister of Kazakhstan echoed Cai's view, pinning his hope on the young generation.

Darkhan Mynbay, Kazakhstan's Culture & Info Minister, said, "We reached a consensus today that we will start cultural cooperation with young people, work with young people, to fully utilise our potential."

Li Changchun (2nd R), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau
of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, meets with heads of the delegations to the 9th meeting that groups culture ministers or representatives
from Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states, observer states,
dialogue partners, the guest state of Afghanistan and the SCO secretariat in
Beijing, capital of China, June 5, 2012. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

Tajikistan's Minister of Culture called for Tajikistan to learn from Iran's experience in holding international book fairs, preservation and repair of historical monuments, as well as the production of handicrafts.

Mirzoshorukh Asrori, Tajikistan Minister of Culture, said, "Our member countries will continue to respect each country's uniqueness and learn from each other, to diversify cultural development, and to create more opportunities." Several declarations of cultural cooperation were signed during the meeting.

 

Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CNTV.CN

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