Chinese-Arab Young Leaders' Dialogue discusses green development
The 2023 Chinese-Arab Young Leaders' Dialogue was held in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, on July 8. It was hosted by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
The 2023 Chinese-Arab Young Leaders' Dialogue in Xi'an attracts 150 young leaders from 14 Arab countries. [Photo/Xi'an Daily]
Over 150 young leaders from 14 Arab countries including Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Sudan, Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, and Egypt, participated in the event.
They interacted and exchanged ideas with youths from Peking University, development zones in Xi'an, and universities in Shaanxi.
During the dialogue, Yi Lan, a professor from the Jinhe Center for Economic Research at Xi'an Jiaotong University, delivered a keynote speech titled "Outlook on China-Arab Green Cooperation”.
"This visit to Shaanxi has given me a better understanding of China's great achievements in green development and desertification control. I will bring these valuable experiences back to Jordan and share them with more people," said one of the attendees.
"This visit has allowed me to learn about Xi'an's long history and culture as a former capital of 13 dynasties. Meanwhile, I have personally experienced China's efforts and contributions in environmental protection," said another attendee from Yemen, also giving a glowing report.
Youths from the Xixian New Area, Qujiang New District, and Xi'an International and Trade Logistics Park shared their insights in the fields of green innovation and development, cultural and tourism integration, and construction of the Xi'an hub for China-Europe freight trains.