On July 31, the International Youth Round Table “Dialogue of Cultures: Friendship of t Peoples of Eurasia” was held. The event, dedicated to the International Day of Friendship, brought together the youth of Eurasia and Africa.
The online meeting was organized by the youth wing of the International Union of Non-governmental Organizations the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly (Eurasian Youth Assembly) and Public Diplomacy Club at the Russian Center for Science and Culture (RCSC) in the Republic of Zambia.
The tracks of the roundtable meeting “Figure in History” and “Dialogue of Cultures” were dedicated to the most relevant topics for young people, including: education, self-development, culture, art, history, intercultural communication, traditions and customs of the peoples of their native country. Young leaders of Zambia made presentations in a live broadcast format: Mac Adrian Kabwata (theme: “Role Models”), Solomon (theme: “Music, Painting and Literature”), Tionge (theme: “Traditions of Zambia”).
Kristina Tatarnikova, co-Chair of the Coordinating Council of the Eurasian Youth Assembly, expressed her gratitude EYA's friends from Zambia: “Dear friends, I am glad to welcome each of you to the Youth Round Table dedicated to the International Day of Friendship. First of all, I would like to thank Yanina Dubeikovskaya, the founder of the Public Diplomacy Club at the RCSC in Zambia, for the opportunity to organize and hold the meeting. The youth of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly sends warm words of gratitude to each participant of the online conference and hopes to develop a dialogue between young representatives of Eurasia and Africa.”
According to the speakers, young people of the African continent are inspired by famous musicians and public figures in Zambia. Representatives of the younger generation are interested in sports, playing musical instruments, creating compositions, painting, and, of course, learning foreign languages, such as Russian and French. Many people strive to continue their studies abroad, gain maximum knowledge and experience in an intercultural environment, and become true professionals in their field. Russian language and literature is taught to young people in Zambia as part of the program of the Public Diplomacy Club at the RCSC. Young people participate in the production of creative performances based on Russian classics. In the near future, there is a performance on the story of Alexander Pushkin “Snowstorm”.
At the end of the Round Table, the leader of the Public Diplomacy Club at the RCSC in Zambia, Mac Adrian Kabwata, read a poem by Konstantin Simonov “Wait for me” in Russian. Members of the Club performed the song “There is nothing better in the world” from the famous Soviet cartoon “Bremen Town musicians”. In October this year, the participants agreed to meet again, this time in Moscow, at the headquarters of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly.