MOSCOW - Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Tuesday suggested that the concept of onebeltoneroad, being implemented by China should include the word ‘one mission’ of bringing people together as culture is about people.

Speaking at the Ministerial level meeting of the 2nd Silk Road International Culture Forum, the minister expressed hope that the Silk Road would bring the people along it closer through intermingling of cultures.

“This road is not only for vehicles, commodities and goods but mainly to promote exchange of ideas, cultural understanding to bring socioeconomic well being of all the regions along the historical Silk Route”, the minister added.

He assured the forum that the government would fully cooperate and support any effort or initiative taken by the Forum to enhance people to people contacts through various institutional mechanisms.

The minister said the people along the Silk Road desire socioeconomic cooperation and expressed belief that the respective governments and related organizations will synergize their efforts to achieve this goal.

Among others the conference was attended by the delegations of SCO member states, observer states and dialogue partners along with the heads of socio cultural organizations, scholars, think tanks and media representatives.