Diversified, harmonious and inclusive civilizations should be highlighted and they are good for sustainable development.
The conference offers an open platform for us to understand each other, and dialogues will help reduce many misunderstandings.
Asian countries need to reach a consensus by exchanging and mutual learning during this conference, and ba
sed on their histories and philosophies, they can have their own ways, or Asian styles, to solve problems.
I was born in a lucky generation, not in times of conflict or in times of war. Sometimes m
y generation may take peace for granted. But if we see the history, we cannot take anything for granted.
So how do we continue the age of peace? We might not be talking about
war. We might be talking about environmental challenges or terrorism.
This is not an issue that one country faces. We have to sit together, put these issues on the table and hopefully come to a consensus.