QUFU, China, Sept. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- After holding over 30 "civilization dialogues" on issues at all times and in all countries, the Fifth Nishan Forum on World Civilizations was concluded on the afternoon of September 27 in Qufu, Shandong province. The 263 scholars from over 20 countries and regions reached a consensus that the integration and mutual learning among civilizations would promote the building of a community of a shared future for mankind.
Hosted by the People's Government of Shandong Province, the theme of the Fifth Nishan Forum was "Integrated Progress, Shared Future: Integration of Civilizations toward a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind". Parallel to the main theme were three sub-themes: The Belt and Road Initiative and Exploration of the Path to a Community of a Shared Future for Mankind, Responsibility and Duty: Embracing the New Era of Human Civilization, and Protection of Cultural Heritage and a Community of a Shared Future for Mankind.
On September 27, the Chairman's Declaration on the Integration of Civilizations toward a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind was presented. The Declaration, reflecting the consensus of the scholars from home and abroad, points out that in face of complex world situations and global issues, no nation or state can stay isolated and no civilization can move forward alone. Mutual learning among civilizations is an important impetus to promote human civilization progress and world peace development. Dialogues among civilizations would serve as a bridge for the mutual learning among diversified civilizations.
The vice provincial secretary and the provincial governor of Shandong Gong Zheng stated in his address that "the Fifth Nishan Forum has converged the power of thought, enhanced the power of integration, contributed to a cultural consensus, and promoted the mutual learning among civilizations." He also said that as the hometown of Confucius and Mencius and a place of ceremonies, Shandong would draw on the wisdom of others, give full play to its own cultural advantages, and fully strengthen the brand of Nishan Forum to create a highland for the mutual learning among world civilizations. He hoped that different civilizations could maintain the diversity of civilizations and encourage exchanges and mutual learning to jointly build a community of a shared future for mankind.
SOURCE The People's Government of Shandong Province