community of destiny for humanity unveils the secret of sustainable development | Kathmandu Grandstand


By Li Xiaoxiao, People’s Daily

The National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru is the greatst and oldest museum in Peru. Boasting a 200-year history, it houses more than 100,000 precious artifacts that reflect the entire history of the country.

On November 21, 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan attended the closing ceremony of the Year of Cultural Exchange between China and Latin America held at the museum and visited the exhibition “Long Distance Separates No Bosom Friends – Treasures of China”. at the 24th APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in Lima, Peru. They were accompanied by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and his wife Nancy Lange.

For Ivan Ghezzi Solis, then director of the museum, President Xi’s visit to the museum is still fresh in his memory today.

“It was the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere. The bright yellow walls of the museum glistened in the sun. The Chinese folk song ‘Song of Yimeng Mountain’ and the Peruvian folk song ‘El Cóndor Pasa’ resonated there,” Solis recalls.

Solis’ job was to entertain foreign dignitaries. “President Xi was quite different. He was great but kind, which made me realize that I was getting a leader who would impact the course of human history,” Solis told People’s Daily.

“In front of a series of comparison images, President Xi introduced President Kuczynski to the origin of the character ‘mu’ on the oracle bone script,” Solis said.

According to him, jade ware from the Neolithic Age, tricolor glazed pottery from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and porcelain reflecting the close connection between East and West established by the ancient Road of silk were exhibited at the exhibition.

“Showing a terracotta warrior, President Xi told President Kuczynski that he was from Shaanxi, the cradle of Chinese civilization and also his hometown. Pride was on his face,” Solis said.

The Terracotta Warrior of China was the most glorious exhibit at the exhibition, Solis told People’s Daily.

“The Terracotta Warriors are part of the world heritage and I have read documents about them. President Xi has given us some special details. He said that each of the Terracotta Warriors is unique although they were made in molds. He studied Chinese history well,” Solis noted.

“President Xi said he called for both economic development and cultural prosperity to achieve our great dreams. What he said triggered my thinking and made me see that I was facing a a man who was not only a politician, but also a leader with a deep understanding of Chinese history and world civilization,” Solis said.

Solis believes that the value placed on history and culture by a national leader will unquestionably improve the cultural cohesion of the country he leads and lay a solid foundation for the country’s solidarity and prosperity.

China has a splendid civilization and Peru is also proud of its Inca culture. On the same day, when President Xi visited the museum, he delivered an important speech titled Navigating Forward to Build a Bright Future of China-US Relations to the Peruvian Congress. “When he spoke about Peruvian civilization and history, President Xi had precise points and a database, which prevented me from believing that the speech was delivered by a foreign leader,” Solis said. .

In his speech, President Xi emphasized equality, mutual benefit and common development, all of which have helped China and Latin America deepen cultural exchanges, Solis added.

The National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru is in cooperation with many Chinese museums. Together they presented a number of exhibitions to the people of both countries.

Solis told People’s Daily that he agrees with President Xi’s view that museums should not become monotonous.

“Diversity is a fundamental characteristic of the world and what makes human civilization beautiful. Recognizing cultural diversity allows us to envision a better future, and mutual learning between civilizations is the engine of human progress. From this perspective, President Xi’s vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind unveils exactly the secret of sustainable development,” Solis explained.

Mutual learning between Latin America and China is of unusual significance for the two sides’ future cooperation and development, Solis said, adding that no country, region or civilization is able to stay away. aloof or indifferent to common challenges. Humanity must work together and cooperate with each other, he said.

“President Xi, focusing on the sustainable development of mankind, pursues well-being not only for China, but also for the whole world. Let’s work together for a better future,” Solis noted.

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