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The first UNESCO Courier Forum, as a part of the "Experience China" cultural event series, was held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on June 12.

China SCIOUpdated: June 14, 2018

The UNESCO Courier Forum was held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, on June 12.

The first UNESCO Courier Forum is held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, on June 12, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

The forum was a part of the "Experience China" cultural event series, and brought together officials of the UNESCO and experts from around the world to discuss building a common future of humankind.

The event was organized by the State Council Information Office of China (SCIO), the National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO, the Permanent Delegation of the People's Republic of China to UNESCO, and the UNESCO.

Zhuang Rongwen, deputy head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the forum. He said this forum showed the commitment of the Chinese government to strengthen cooperation with the UNESCO.

Zhuang Rongwen addresses the opening ceremony of "Experience China" at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in Paris, France, on June 12, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Entitled "Building a Shared Future for Humankind through Dialogue and Cooperation," the forum provides a platform to promote dialogue between different cultures, added Zhuang, who is also head of the State Administration of Press and Publication of China and head of the National Copyright Administration of China.

As a part of the "Experience China" event series, the forum was accompanied by a performance and an exhibition on the same day at the UNESCO headquarters, presenting audiences with Chinese culture and traditional art.

"Experience China," launched in 1999, is a series of cultural events organized by the SCIO with the aim to provide foreign audiences access to the Chinese culture.