Global Youth Multicultural Forum "Dreams of Youth, Together to Growth" China-Greece Event

Center for International Cultural Communication (CICC)



BEIJING, Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --


On September 20, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment

of diplomatic relations between China and Greece, the China-Greece event

entitled "Dreams of Youth, Together to Growth" under Global Youth Multicultural

Forum jointly sponsored by Guohua Energy Investment Co., Ltd of China Energy

Investment and the Center for International Cultural Communication of China

International Communications Group(CICG) was held in Beijing and Athens through

a video link.


Honorable Guests from government institutions and businesses in China and

Greece held a cloud-based dialogue via a video link with Greek youth

representatives from China-invested businesses in Greece, Chinese youth

representatives from enterprises and universities, and people from various

sectors including internet celebrities in Greece. All participants enjoyed warm

and friendly exchanges on topics such as traditional friendship, history and

culture, and corporate stories between the two countries.


Mr. Ioannis Smyrlis, Secretary General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of

Greece, Mr. Georgios Iliopoulos, Greek Ambassador to China, Mr. Xiao Junzheng,

Chinese Ambassador to Greece, Lu Cairong, Vice President of CICG, and Yang

Jiping, Vice Managing Director of China Energy Investment Corporation were

invited to attend the event and delivered speeches.


The event was held around multiple topics in two venues. In the youth dialogue

session, representatives from Center for Green Energy and Architecture of

Guohua Energy Investment Co, Ltd, Europe Renewable Energy and CNOOC Research

Institute shared the development and practical application of global green

energy, as well as the transformation and upgrading achievements of China's

energy enterprises in the face of a new round of scientific and technological

revolution and industrial transformation. Representatives of Greek employees

from the Bank of China, Huawei and ZTE shared their feelings about working in

Chinese enterprises and their views on Chinese enterprise spirit.


Representatives from Confucius Institute of the University of Thessaly, Athens

Business Confucius Institute, and other institutions or corporations exchanged

on the history and culture of China and Greece as well as language learning

with the professor of the School of History of Capital Normal University, and

the professor of the School of History and Culture of Shandong University. The

warm, lively and friendly dialogue enabled the youth of both countries to have

a better understanding with each other and a closer friendship, which is

favorable for exchanges between the two civilizations.


Witnessed by guests and youth representatives from China and Greece, the

China-Greece Initiative on Sustainable Youth Development was officially

launched. The Initiative proposes that the youth of the two countries should

join hands in promoting the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and

contribute to building a better planet.


During the event, the Athens venue and Beijing sub-venue also put on the

traditional dances and musical instrument performances of China and Greece

respectively, which vividly showed the charm and harmonization of the two

ancient civilizations.


Qiyong Zhang



SOURCE:  Center for International Cultural Communication, China International

Communications Group (CICC)


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   Caption: Beijing Session (above) Athens Session (below) Real-time Video Link