The morning of August 23, 2023, Confucius Institute at University of Dhaka successfully hosted a lecture in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative. The institute invited Dr. Mostak Ahamed Galib, Director of the Inter-Cultural Communication and BRI Research Center in Wuhan University of Technology, China, to give a lecture on “10th Anniversary of the “Belt and Road” Initiative: Achievements in Promoting People-to-People Bonds” for the faculty and students of Confucius Institute.
During the lecture, Dr. Galib introduced the fundamental connotations and significance of the Belt and Road Initiative. He shared his understandings and interpretations of Chinese ancient philosophy thoughts, such as "harmony in diversity" and "one tree does not make a forest". Furthermore, he explained how these thoughts have continued as an inheritance and developed within contemporary China. These reflective ideas can also be found in initiatives like the Belt and Road and the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind. While Dr. Galib also elaborated on the deep-rooted cooperation between China and Bangladesh in constructing the "Belt and Road," drawing parallels to historical events such as ancient Chinese monks Fa Xian and Xuan Zang's journey to Bangladesh, and Zheng He's voyages to the West. Bangladesh was the first South Asian country to participate in Belt and Road initiative, since then the initiative has led to the deepening of bilateral economic and trade cooperation and the strengthening of collaborations across various fields. These efforts have made positive contributions to promote economic and social development, as well as improving the livelihoods of the people of Bangladesh.
Dr. Galib expounded on the example of the Padma Bridge. Through his vivid examples of how the successful construction of the Padma Bridge has changed the lives of the Bangladeshi people, these cooperative projects have effectively promoted the people-to-people bond between the two countries.
The lecture ended with an interactive session between Dr. Galib and the students. Through this lecture, the students gained invaluable insights, enhanced their understanding of China and China-Bangladesh cooperation and deeply realized the far-reaching impact of the Belt and Road Initiative on the economic and social development of Bangladesh.
2023年8月23日上午，达卡大学孔子学院邀请武汉理工大学马克思主义学院跨文化与“一带一路”研究中心执行主任加力布博士(Dr. Mostak Ahamed Galib)来孔院交流，并以“‘一带一路’倡议十周年：民心相通成果丰硕”为题，为孔院师生带来了一场精彩的讲座。