The first Sino-Nordic high-level think tankforum kicked off in Fuzhou on December 13. The forum was jointly sponsored by Central Compilation & Translation Bureau, FNU and Institute for Security and Development Policy(ISDP), Sweden, and heldby National High-Level Think Tank Work Office, Central Compilation & Translation Bureauand School of Public Administration, FNU. Over 40 experts and scholars attended theforum, including experts and scholars from Nordiccountries and regions like Sweden, Finland, Norway, Greenland, and thosefromCentral Compilation & Translation Bureau, Academy of Military Sciences PLA China,China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations(CICIR), China Institute of International Studies(CIIS)and FNU.
Lai Hairong, vice president of FNU, presided over the opening ceremony. At the opening ceremony, Ji Zhengju, deputy director of Central Compilation & Translation Bureau,and Niklas Swantrom, director of ISDP, delivered a speech respectively. Theexperts and scholars conducted discussions aboutthe three themes: “Sino-Nordic Relationship in the New Era”, “The Belt and Road Initiative and Sino-Nordic Cooperation”and “How High-Level Think Tank Exchanges EnhanceSino-Nordic Cooperation”. During the forum, the scholars and experts from think tanksin different countriesdelivered keynote speeches, elaborating on how they look at the status quo and the future directionof Sino-Nordic relationship, summarizingthe successfulexperiences, analyzingthe influencing factorsand putting forward theproposalofstrengtheningthe Sino-Nordic cooperationand exchangesbased onthe Belt and Road Initiative. The forum has played a positive role in creatinga favorable public opinion environment for the development and cooperationof Sino-Nordic relationshipandexpanding the academic exchangesand pragmatic cooperation among Central Compilation & Translation Bureau,FNU and Nordicthink tank institutions.
(Translated by Zhou Qiuling, Reviewed by Xie Xiujuan)