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Consul General Zha Liyou Attends Opening Ceremony of Assembly of Nations in Calcutta Boys' School

Consul General Zha Liyou attended the opening ceremony of Assembly of Nations in Calcutta Boys' School on June 24. More than 100 people were present including Mr. Sitaram Sharma, chairman of West Bengal Federation of United Nations Affairs Association, Mr. Raja McGee, the Principal, teachers and students from the school.

Consul General was invited to deliver a speech, indicating that uncertainties in international arena are more prominent, and global challenges facing human society are even more severe, requiring joint efforts of nations in the world. As the most important international organization in the world today, the United Nations provides an important platform for nations to negotiate and solve global issues. China, as a permanent member of the United Nations, has put forward important initiatives such as "a Community of shared future for mankind", " and "Belt Road Initiative". It advocates full respect for the diversity of civilizations and development paths, and encourages nations to exchange ideas and seek common grounds while reserving differences so as to promote the flourishing of human civilization. As the two largest countries in Asia, China and India share broad common interests and face common challenges, and the two sides should strengthen coordination and cooperation in international affairs, and make greater contributions to regional and even world peace and stability. In the end, Consul General Zha Liyou encouraged students present to study hard and constantly improve their understanding about their nations so that in the future, they can better address challenges facing developing countries and contribute to the cause of world peace and development in multilateral platforms such as the United Nations.

Principal McGee thanked Consul General Zha Liyou for attending the event, introduced the school and Assembly of Nations, and expressed the hope to keep in contact with Chinese Consulate to strengthen exchanges with Chinese counterparts in organizing Assembly of Nations.

Consular Attache Ms. Zhou Yaoyao attended the meeting.

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