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The meeting was held in the videoconference mode.
Under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova and Deputy Prime Minister of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Sun Chunlan, the 22nd meeting of the Russian-Chinese Commission on Humanitarian Cooperation was held.
The parties exchanged views on the current state and prospects for the development of cooperation in all humanitarian areas. Following the meeting, a number of agreed decisions were adopted, formalized by the protocol of the commission, which is planned to be signed during the next regular meeting of the heads of government of Russia and China on November 30, 2021.
“Since the 21st meeting of the commission, despite the very difficult situation in the world, Russian-Chinese cooperation on the humanitarian track continues to develop progressively. Participants of humanitarian cooperation maintain contacts, implement joint projects and events, which, despite the online format, are still rich in content and attract the attention of wide sections of the population of our countries, ”said Tatiana Golikova, welcoming the Chinese delegation.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, it was important and relevant during the pandemic to build cooperation between Russia and China in the fight against infectious diseases, as well as in the exchange of information on the prospects and success of the creation of vaccines against COVID-19. Tatyana Golikova suggested strengthening the interaction of states in terms of the exchange of new circulating strains of SARS-CoV-2, and highlighted the joint training of qualified medical personnel, the implementation of research and educational projects as priorities.
The main locomotives of cooperation in the field of culture in 2021 were such large-scale events as the Russian-Chinese fair of culture and art, as well as the exchange festival of national culture of Russia and China.
“The rich experience of interaction and the impressive history of successfully implemented projects in the field of culture allowed us to maintain an active dialogue in the new conditions dictated by the epidemiological situation and closed borders,” Tatiana Golikova emphasized.
The co-chairs highly appreciated the concert held by the Bolshoi Theaters of Russia and China on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Treaty on Good Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China. This was the first experience of organizing joint concerts in satellite mode, which allowed tens of millions of viewers from around the world to see grandiose performances by musical groups.
Tatyana Golikova drew attention to the growing interest in learning Russian in China, which demonstrates the annual increase in the number of participants in the International Online Olympiad in Russian as a Foreign Language.
“In the 2020-2021 academic year, 796 schoolchildren from China took part in it, which is 200 more than last year,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
The Deputy Prime Minister expressed confidence that the signing of the Agreement on Cooperation between the All-Russian Children’s Center “Orlyonok” and the Center for International Language Exchanges and Cooperation of the Ministry of Education of the PRC will become a new impetus for the development of cooperation in the field of recreation and health improvement of children.
Tatyana Golikova also noted the significant results of the activities of the joint university of Moscow State University – PPI in Shenzhen, which this year celebrated its fifth anniversary.
“Currently, more than 1.3 thousand students and postgraduates study at the university, there are 7 faculties. We will contribute to the development of the university, including the implementation of network educational programs and the opening of research centers on its basis, ”the Deputy Prime Minister assured.
The parties confirmed that, despite the difficult epidemiological situation in the world and closed borders, cooperation in the field of education, cinematography, sports, media, archives, youth policy has not been suspended. They continued educational exchanges, joint work to combat doping and the politicization of sports, holding joint media events, exchanging copies of documents on the history of Russian emigration in China, and implementing joint programs in the field of youth entrepreneurship and innovation development.
Following the meeting of the commission, the following documents were signed:
Minutes of the 21st meeting of the Sub-Commission on Cooperation in the Field of Culture of the Russian-Chinese Commission on Humanitarian Cooperation;
Minutes of the 21st meeting of the Subcommittee on Cooperation in the Field of Healthcare of the Russian-Chinese Commission on Humanitarian Cooperation;
Minutes of the 21st meeting of the Subcommittee on Cooperation in the Field of Sports of the Russian-Chinese Commission on Humanitarian Cooperation;
Minutes of the 11th meeting of the Sub-Commission on Cooperation in the Field of Youth Policy of the Russian-Chinese Commission on Humanitarian Cooperation;
Cooperation agreement between the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution “Orlyonok All-Russian Children’s Center” and the Center for International Language Exchange and Cooperation of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.
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