Iran hosts 7th edition of Ancient Civilizations Forum -Xinhua

Iran hosts 7th edition of Ancient Civilizations Forum

Source: Xinhua

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2023-12-22 15:39:00

TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- The seventh edition of the Ancient Civilizations Forum was held here on Thursday.

The forum, held under Iran's chairmanship, was attended by representatives of its members, including China, Greece, and Egypt, according to a statement by Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Cooperation between civilizations is an element of the members' soft power that could be used to promote a new discourse in the global arena and help resolve common problems of humanity, said Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

One of the ancient civilizations' missions was to counter the "discourse of hegemony, supremacy, exclusivism and racism," he said, adding that the world was still suffering from the impacts of the discourse of hegemony and violence and the abuse of international principles and norms, as well as double standards.

The Ancient Civilizations Forum was jointly launched by Greece and China in April 2017 with 10 members, namely, China, Iraq, Egypt, Iran, Greece, Italy, Peru, Bolivia, Armenia, and Mexico.