The 2nd Asian-African Youth Festival Opens in Xi'an

2017-09-27 09:40:53 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

In the morning of September 25, 338 youth representatives in splendid attires from 38 Asian and African countries, gathered together with the Chinese youth representatives in Xi’an, Shaanxi, the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, to inaugurate the Second Asian-African Youth Festival.

The first Asian-African Youth Festival, which was held in Beijing last July and attended by over 600 youngsters from Asia and Africa, opened a new chapter of exchange. This Second Asian-African Youth Festival is sponsored by the Central Committee of the Communist Young League and the National Youth Federation, and organized by the Chinese International Youth Exchange Center, the Shaanxi Provincial Party Committee and the Shaanxi Youth Federation. It aims to carry forward the Bandung sprit of “Unity, Friendship and Cooperation”, improve the understanding and collaboration between the youth of Asia and Africa, and lay a solid foundation for the cooperation between Asia and Africa.

“The Asian and African dream of revitalization and their fortune of prosperity are in the hands of the youths. We will go along this friendly journey hand in hand with youths from all the Asian and African countries with firm belief in cooperation and development,” said the Asian and African youth representatives at the opening ceremony in Shaanxi Hotel. The Second Asian-African Youth Festival officially kicked off as the present leaders and distinguished guests pressed their hands on the launching table. The youth representatives will visit Shaanxi's universities, enterprises, business incubators, and historical monuments, to further know about Shaanxi's economy, culture, science, education and youth growth, and participate in the Asian-African Youth Evening Gala for interaction and friendly exchange with the youths from all the areas of Shaanxi.

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