CAFIU and the Gorchakov Fund agreed on implementation of joint projects

20 September 2019

On September 20, a delegation of Chinese Association for International Understanding (CAFIU) visited the Gorchakov Fund. Deputy Executive Director of the Gorchakov Fund Roman Grishenin and Chinese diplomat, Chairman of CAFIU Liu Hongcai welcomed the participants of the meeting. 

In view of the fact that in 2020 Russia will be chairing SCO, a significant part of the visit of the CAFIU delegation was dedicated to a discussion of joint initiatives implemented by that organization.

Both parties agreed to organize a joint event dedicated to civilizational and historical contacts between China and Russia in the end of November of this year. The forum, which is planned to be held in China, will include an exchange of opinions with a Russian delegation represented by the Gorchakov Fund on the topics of SCO and regional cooperation.

During the meeting, a proposal was made to hold the 2nd SCO People’s Summit in Russia. The Chinese delegation offered the Gorchakov Fund to join its cooperation network “Family of the Silk Road” organized as part of the initiative “One Belt One Road”. The project, which unites about 300 public organizations, including three Russian organizations, serves as a platform for consolidation of efforts in organizing charitable and humanitarian events.

The Gorchakov Fund, in response, suggested holding a Russian-Chinese youth meeting. The goal of that initiative is strengthening of friendly relations between young generations of both countries.