The 2023 World Great Rivers Civilizations Forum was held from September 17th to 18th in the city of Zhengzhou, which is a national central city and one of the eight Great Ancient Chinese Capitals sited along the Yellow River. More than 300 experts and scholars from all over the world gathered to engage in and conducted extensive and in-depth discussions on the theme of "Mutual Learning Among Civilizations·Jointly Building A Shared Future",
Hu Heping, Vice Minister of the Central Publicity Department in charge of daily work, Secretary of the Party Group of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Minister of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, attended the forum and delivered a keynote speech. Hu Heping pointed out that the Yellow River Basin is an important birthplace of Chinese civilization and an important ecological barrier and economic zone in China. Holding the 2023 World Great Rivers Civilizations Forum is a concrete action to deeply study and implement the spirit of President Xi Jinping's important speeches at the Symposium on Ecological Protection and High-Quality Development of the Yellow River Basin and the Symposium on Cultural Inheritance and Development, and an important initiative to practice the global civilization initiative and build a community of shared future for mankind, and an important achievement to vigorously push forward the protection and inheritance of the Yellow River culture and promote it.
Lou Yangsheng, Secretary of Henan Provincial Party Committee, said in his speech at the forum that Henan will take this forum as an opportunity to strengthen cultural exchanges with the rest of the world, jointly practice global civilization initiatives, promote cultural prosperity and development, and contribute to the construction of modern civilization of the Chinese nation and the promotion of the building of a community of shared future for mankind. The forum was presided over by Wang Kai, governor of Henan Province.
The forum was co-hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, People's Daily, National Cultural Heritage Administration and the People's Government of Henan Province. The forum includes the main forum and four sub-forums, including "Diversity and Exchange of World Rivers Civilizations", "Chinese Civilization and Yellow River Culture Inheritance", "Dialogue between Huaxia Civilization and World Civilization" and "Ecological Protection and High Quality Development of the Yellow River Basin". The forum issued the "Zhengzhou Declaration of World Great Rivers Civilizations Forum".