The “South Asia—China Cultural Forum” Is Unveiled at the Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University

[Source]    Division of Confucius Institute Affairs [Time]    2010-08-16 09:44:19 
 

Kathmandu, August 8 – the South Asia—China Cultural Forum was hosted by the Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University in Kathmandu. More than 200 guests, including Mr. Sarbendra Nath Sukla, Nepali Education Minister, Mr. Niranjan Man Singh BASNYAT, Director of the Secretariat of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), H.E. Mr. Qiu Guohong, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University, Prof. Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar, Registrar of Kathmandu University, Prof. Li Wanxian, the Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University, diplomats from the Nepal embassies of SAARC countries, media and students at the Confucius Institute attended the forum.


Important guests of the South Asia—China Cultural Forum


Participating scholars and guests from south Asian countries and China

Ambassador Qiu Guohong pointed out that China maintains a foreign policy of friendship and partnership, and has always valued economic and cultural exchanges along with neighborly relations shared with south Asian countries. The forum has provided a sound platform for academic exchange between China and south Asian countries. Qiu also hopes that scholars of the two sides make good use of the opportunity to carry out in-depth communications and contribute to the strengthening of the mutual trust and deepening of bilateral cooperation of the two nations.

Prof. Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar, Registrar of Kathmandu University delivered an opening address expressing his appreciation to scholars, leaders and guests. Dr. Li Wanxian, the Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute said that the forum was being hosted against the backdrop of economic globalization so as to boost bilateral cultural identities, complement and share each other’s strengths and build upon multilateral exchanges between south Asian countries and China, further consolidating foundations for future cooperation through the discussions on the historical and cultural exchanges and the comparison on similarities and differences of contemporary cultures between south Asian countries and China. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University stated that Kathmandu University places significant importance upon the forum and holds high expectations in relation to it.


Prof. Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar, Registrar of Kathmandu University making a welcome speech


Dr. Li Wanxian, the Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute introducing the forum to guests

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