On June 8, 2023, Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) Secretary-General OU Boqian delivered a lecture titled "Shared Future in Our Hands" at Qingdao University’s School of International Studies. The lecture aimed to promote understanding of Trilateral Cooperation and was attended by over 60 students and faculty members.
During the lecture, SG OU provided a concise overview of the history and development of Trilateral Cooperation, emphasizing its role in promoting lasting peace, common prosperity, and a shared future in the region. She stressed that despite the challenges facing the region, the TCS remains committed to fulfilling its mission of supporting existing mechanisms and exploring cooperative projects. She further elaborated on TCS's efforts in various areas to promote trilateral cooperation, such as the TCS annual flagship event, the International Forum for Trilateral Cooperation (IFTC), which will be held in Qingdao on July 3 this year. She also highlighted the 'Cultural City of East Asia' Media and Internet Celebrity tour, which took place in late April to strengthen economic and cultural exchanges among CCEA cities.
SG OU highlighted the significance of face-to-face exchanges in enhancing mutual understanding among three countries. Underscoring the role of youth exchanges in shaping the future of trilateral cooperation, she introduced key TCS youth projects such as the Young Ambassador Program (YAP), Trilateral Youth Summit (TYS), etc., which have now been integrated under the Trilateral Youth Exchange Network (TYEN). She encouraged the students to join TYEN to exchange their perspectives, participate in TCS youth-related projects in their capacity, and take their own initiatives for a shared future. Lastly, she greeted the students with adorable TCS mascot, Crested Ibis, and introduced its English name, ‘Tribi’, as well as Chinese name, ‘鹮鹮’, which received a warm welcome from the students.
Following the lecture, Students actively engaged in Q&A session and asked questions on the projects of TCS, prospects of regional cooperation at the TCS.