The results of this forum are reflected in a special article of China’s leading news agency Xinhua, entitled “Samarkand conference on human and national values on the Silk Road”.
It notes that the conference along with Uzbek scientists was attended by experts from Kazakhstan, China and South Korea. The Chinese delegation was headed by Foreign language secretary of the Party Committee of Shanghai University of Jiang Feng.
“At the event, it noted that the Great Silk Road (GSR) for two millennia has served not only a trade route, and was an important channel of political, economic and cultural exchanges between the countries along this path. It should be seen primarily as a way to spread the achievements of eastern and western civilizations. In the XXI century, a revival and revitalization of traditions humanitarian exchanges of the Silk Road will bring the benefit of the peoples of Asia”.
According to news agency Xinhua, the main topics discussed participants of the conference was the role of the Great Silk Road in the development of world civilization, human and national values of the countries located along the Silk Road. The subject of lively discussions were the issues of foreign language teaching for university students.
News agency recalls that within the state visit of President Xi Jinping to Uzbekistan in 2013 agreements on the expansion of ties in all spheres were reached, including in the fields of science and education.
“In this process, an important role is played by the Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages and Shanghai International Studies University, – Xinhua reports. – Joint projects, particularly in open and functioning of SSU Confucius Institute in Samarkand, there is a growing exchange programs for teachers and students, started work on an ambitious project of linguistic atlas of the Central Asian region”.