Chinese President Xi Jinping Has Talks with Students of Pusat Bahasa Mandarin at University of Al Azhar Indonesia

[Source]    Pusat Bahasa Mandarin at University of Al Azhar [Time]    2013-10-11 15:50:43 
 


Chinese President Xi Jinping talks with the students of Pusat Bahasa Mandarin at University of Al Azhar Indonesia

On the morning of 3 October 2013, at the Photo Exhibit of the Friendship between China and Indonesia, Chinese President Xi Jinping, along with his wife Madam Peng Liyuan, had nice talks with the students of Pusat Bahasa Mandarin at University of Al Azhar Indonesia and the Chinese students studying in Indonesia.

Shu Weiya, one of the chorus members of the Pusat Bahasa Mandarin at University of Al Azhar Indonesia, dressed in Indonesian traditional costumes, extended heartfelt welcome to President Xi and Madam Peng. She said in fluent Chinese, “It is a great honor to meet President Xi, and we are also fans of Madam Peng.” Upon hearing this, President Xi and Madam Peng laughed together with other guests present. Then she asked President Xi, “President Xi, what has impressed you most during this visit to Indonesia?”

President Xi replied that it has already been twenty years since his last visit to Indonesia, and he is sincerely glad that he can, for another time, see the beauty and affluence of Indonesia, the friendliness, diligence and wisdom showcased by the Indonesian people and the significant development of the whole country. He is deeply convinced that both China and Indonesia enjoy broad common interest and great potential for cooperation. President Susilo and he have declared the establishment of comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Indonesia, and they both believe that the future of the relations between the two countries will be brighter. It is their common wish that the students can one day contribute to the China-Indonesia friendship with what they have learned.

Then President Xi addressed the representatives of Chinese students studying in Indonesia. He said that just like their families and friends, he also feels very pleased that they have got the opportunity to study in Indonesia. He hoped that they will cherish this great opportunity and study hard, and in future serve as the builders of the bridge of friendship between the two peoples. He also wished them to closely combine their own dreams and the “China Dream” and to commit themselves to the construction and development of China.

Having listened attentively to President Xi’s teachings and encouragement, the students from both China and Indonesia felt greatly inspired and applauded.

By Zhong Hua