Confucius Institute at Abdelmalek Essaâdi University in Morocco Holds an Unveiling Ceremony

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Morocco [Time]    2017-04-25 12:24:22 
 

On Mar. 28th, local time, the Confucius Institute at Abdelmalek Essaâdi University in Morocco was officially unveiled, which is the third Confucius Institute in Morocco. Therefore Morocco has become the first Arabian country which owns three Confucius Institutes. The Confucius Institute was established under the joint efforts of Abdelmalek Essaâdi University and Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban, the Chinese organizer is Jiangxi Science &Technology Normal University.

Mossali, Acting Minister of the Higher Education Department of Morocco, Ben Ali Hassan, Senator of Morocco National Parliament and Deputy Mayor of Tangier, Sun Shuzhong, Chinese Ambassador to Morocco, Houdaifa Ameziane, President of Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Zuo Heping, President of Jiangxi Science & Technology Normal University and other representatives from all walks of life attended the ceremony.

As pointed out in the congratulatory letter specially sent by the Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban, China-Morocco relations have a long history, and the two peoples enjoy a good friendship. Last year China and Morocco have established a strategic cooperation partnership, which opened a new chapter for China-Morocco relations. It is hoped that the two universities can conduct sincere cooperation and work together to build Confucius Institute into an important platform for Moroccan teachers, students and other citizens to learn Chinese language and to know about China, so as to make great contributions to promote the mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples.

Mossali pointed out in her speech that Morocco was one of the first countries which established diplomatic relations with China, and last year China-Morocco relations were improved comprehensively, developing in deeper levels like culture and academics. Against such backdrop, the establishment of Confucius Institute was of great significance, for it can make Moroccan people know more about Chinese culture and further strengthen the friendly relationship between the two peoples.


Mossali, Acting Minister of the Higher Education Department of Morocco delivering a speech

Sun Shuzhong said in his speech that through learning the language, one can understand a country’s history better, which can shorten the distance between the two peoples and promote their friendship. He hoped that Confucius Institute would become a bridge of cultural exchanges between China and Morocco, and cultivate students who are proficient in Chinese, know about China and are dedicated to deepening China-Morocco cooperation.


Sun Shuzhong, Chinese Ambassador to Morocco delivering a speech

Houdaifa Ameziane said that Confucius Institute can help deepen the Moroccan people’s understanding and learning of Chinese language and culture, which is also beneficial to carrying out projects on studying temporary China. He will spare no effort to continue to promote the establishment and development of the Confucius Institute.

President of Jiangxi Science & Technology Normal University Zuo Heping said in his speech that Jiangxi Science & Technology Normal University is confident to jointly run Confucius Institute well with Morocco, so as to contribute to deepening the economic and cultural exchanges between China and Morocco, and developing the friendship between the two peoples and promote world peace.


The guests unveiling the nameplate of the Confucius Institute

Witnessed by the attending guests, presidents of the two universities signed several agreements on deepening mutual cooperation. Later, Mossali, Sun Shuzhong and the two presidents unveiled the nameplate of the institute.

After the unveiling ceremony, the teacher performance group of Jiangxi Science & Technology Normal University brought some wonderful shows including traditional Chinese dances and songs, pipa and bamboo flute performance, martial arts and calisthenics. The unveiling ceremony came to a successful end in warm applause. The mainstream media such as Xinhua News Agency, Moroccan TV station channel 1 and 2 (2M), Medi1 Radio, Anjra, Hepress covered the event.

 
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