The 10th Asia-Europe People¡¯s Forum (AEPF10), held in Milan, Italy from 10th to 12th of October, was attended by over 300 representatives from thirty-odd countries across the two continents. The AEPF is a member of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) family. AEPF10 took the theme of ¡°for justice and tolerance in Asia and Europe¡±. Delegates participated in 5 plenaries and 25 parallel meetings revolving around the issues of sustainable development, food safety, social security, peace and security, etc.
CNIE participated in the AEPF10 together with representatives from the China Association for International Understanding (CAFIU), Chinese People¡¯s Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD), China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD), International NGO Association in Liaoning province, Green China magazine. Deputy Secretary General Yue Yanghua delivered a presentation on China¡¯s policies and practices regarding poverty alleviation during the plenary on social security. She also took questions from participants and gave her answer. Her presentation was well received by other participants. CNIE participants also met separately with members of the AEPF International Organization Committee who are from Britain, Norway, Thailand, and Malaysia etc. CNIE participants expressed the willingness to further exchanges and cooperation with the AEPF as well as different NGOs. CNIE also presented a gift of Chinese calligraphy written by Yu Baoxiang.