Lianyungang, November 11 (Cao Mengyang) On November 10, the second International Conference on Youth Development in Cities along the "Belt and Road" was held in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province. 11 youth organizations from 10 countries, including China, Kazakhstan and Russia, gathered in Lianyungang to gather the strength of young people, talk about youth development, and draw a blueprint for development around the theme of "Innovation-Driven Development of Youth for a Better Future".

The conference was guided by the All-China Youth Federation and co-sponsored by the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Communist Youth League, the Foreign Affairs Office of the Jiangsu Provincial People's Government, and the Jiangsu Youth Federation, together with a number of youth organizations. Fang Wei, Vice Governor of Jiangsu Provincial People's Government, Shapakti Wushouer, Secretary of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, and other Chinese and foreign guests attended and delivered speeches.

Fang Wei said that Jiangsu is located in the eastern coast of China, the Yangtze River Delta region, at the Silk Road Economic Belt, the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road intersection point, known as the "land of fish and rice" reputation, is a strong industrial economic town, open highland, science and education developed innovation hot land, profound cultural blessing land.

He said that ten years ago, the Belt and Road Initiative crossed mountains and seas to connect the beautiful hope of common development of regions along the route, and built a bridge for international exchanges and cooperation in the new era. The theme of this conference is "Innovation-Driven Development: Youth Create a Better Future", which is in line with the common desire of young people from all countries to strengthen communication and exchanges. It is hoped that young friends at home and abroad will take this meeting as an opportunity to exchange in-depth experiences, actively share experiences, work together to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, and jointly write a bright future for the construction of the "Belt and Road".

Shapakti Wushuer hopes that young people will carry forward the spirit of the Silk Road, inject youth energy into the Belt and Road Initiative and global development, and devote themselves to high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, the implementation of the Global Development Initiative and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. stimulate creative vitality and integrate youthful momentum into urban development; Strengthen exchanges and mutual learning, share development experience, achieve win-win cooperation, make cities more friendly to young people, make young people more productive in cities, and promote cities and youth to become a closer development community.

At the meeting, 8 representatives of young entrepreneurs spoke on the theme of "smooth logistics, co-creation and development"; Twenty-two representatives of youth organizations shared the characteristics of their countries and cities, talked freely about their views on improving understanding and communication among young people in the Belt and Road countries, understood the deep meaning of the Belt and Road Initiative through heated discussions and in-depth exchanges, and expanded the international "circle of friends", so as to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative with a more open mind and form a long-term and stable cooperation mechanism for youth organizations.

During the meeting, the inauguration ceremony of the "Belt and Road" Urban Youth Organization Cooperation Alliance, the unveiling ceremony of the "Belt and Road" cross-border e-commerce international youth talent training base, and carried out activities such as dialogue on scientific and technological achievements, investment docking, visits and inspections. (ENDS)