Culture Beat: ‘Silk Road Dialogue’ promotes cooperation
Published: Jun 30, 2024 11:50 PM

The Silk Road Dialogue, organized by the Silk Road Tourism Cities Alliance, was held in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday. The event centered on deepening dialogue between China and its alliance among civilizations, promoting the spirit of the Silk Road, and exploring the meaning of travel. Its goal was to facilitate the exchange of ideas among member cities and countries, building a consensus for cooperation.   

Francesco Frangialli, honorary secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, stated that the significance of the ancient Silk Road extends far beyond trade.It is more about promoting exchanges and mutual understanding among people, ideas, and cultures. Wei Xiaodong,  consul general of China in Istanbul, mentioned that the inclusion of Turkish cities in the Silk Road Tourism Cities Alliance will enhance the potential for tourism cooperation between China and Turkey, achieving mutual benefits and win-win outcomes.

"Dialogue" is an important connotation of the Silk Road spirit. It is not only the way to enhance understanding and establish friendship, but also a beneficial practice to pool wisdom and empower development. This dialogue is deeply in line with the dual attributes of tourism, both humanistic and commercial.