June 29-July 4
The opening ceremony of the First World Conference of Sinologists and the Third Dialogue on Exchange and Mutual Learning Among Civilization was held in Beijing
Azerbaijan was represented at the conference by the founder of Khazar University, chairman of the Board of Directors and Trustees, Professor, Academician Hamlet Isakhanli and the head of the Department of Azerbaijani Language of Beijing Foreign Studies University, as well as the director of Khazar University China Studies Center, PhD in Philology Agshin Aliyev.
First, the congratulatory letter of the president of the people's Republic of China Xi Jinping was read to the conference participants. The letter emphasized the importance of global dialogue, cultural exchange, inter-civilizational communication and mutual understanding in modern times, and noted China's desire to develop cultural relations with all countries of the world. Then, the vice-president of the people's Republic of China Han Zheng, speaking at the opening ceremony, noted the importance of studying the cultural values of the peoples of the world and the importance of mutual protection and promotion, and in this regard, it was emphasized that China is always open to cooperation with the countries of the world.
After the opening ceremony, meetings were held between universities and scientific organizations.
Note that the conference was jointly organized by the Chinese Association for International Understanding and the World Sinology Center. Within the framework of the conference, Azerbaijan Sinology Center was established in Qingdao.