Representatives from Confucius Institute at Zayed University attend Arab-Chinese Women’s Forum

[Source]    The Confucius Institute at Zayed University [Time]    2015-06-18 17:00:04 
 

The first Arab-Chinese Women’s Forum was held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on April 28. The Confucius Institute at Zayed University was formally invited and their presence was noted. Under the theme Together moving forward toward common development”, the Forum attracted more than 200 attendees, including leaders from women’s movements in China and various Arab States, women entrepreneurs and artisans, local representatives and students.

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At the Forum

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, mother of the UAE, Chairwoman of General Women’s Union and Supreme Chairwoman of the Motherhood, Childhood Supreme Council, announced the opening of the Forum. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, sent a video message in which he said that the Forum reflected the intimate connection that has existed between China and the Arab states particularly the UAE throughout history. He further indicated that the relationship between China and the UAE has gone further into social aspects concerning women and family besides international trade.

The Vice Chairperson and Secretariat of All China Women’s Federation, Cui Yu, said in her speech that women in China would like to work with their sisters in Arab States in the spirit of “Peaceful Cooperation, Openness, Inclusiveness, Mutual Learning, Mutual Benefit and Win-Win” to pursue the dream of gender equality while pursuing the happy life and national rejuvenation.

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Confucius Institute teachers and Chinese overseas students

All attendees excitedly discussed subjects such as “Arab-Chinese Women and Sustainable Development”. The Confucius Institute organized teachers and students from Zayed University for post-Forum discussions. One student, Halima, said that she had learned many new things about the relationship between China and the UAE and had acquired a deeper understanding of the spirit of “Peaceful Cooperation, Openness, Inclusiveness, Mutual Learning, Mutual Benefit and Win-Win” transmitted through the Silk Road. Another student, Maitha explained that the next generation of women in the UAE should bravely take up the responsibilities and the mission in this new age. She said that she was determined to learn Chinese and understand the Chinese culture more deeply.

 
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