The Fifth Confucius Institute in Kazakhstan Unveils Nameplate

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages [Time]    2017-04-25 16:52:45 
 

On the morning of Apr. 19th, the Confucius Institute at Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages, which is the fifth Confucius Institute established in Kazakhstan and the second one in Almaty, held its unveiling ceremony. This Confucius Institute is co-organized by Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages and the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) with Southwest University as its Chinese organizer.

More than 500 people attended the unveiling ceremony, including Kunanbayeva Salima Sagievna, Rector of Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages, Zhang Wei and Wang Qingping, Consul General and Consul of the Chinese Consulate-General in Almaty, Huang Rongsheng, Party Secretary of Southwest University and representatives from all walks of life.


Kunanbayeva, Rector of Kazakh Ablai khan University of International Relations and World Languages (second from left) and Huang Rongsheng, Party Secretary of Southwest University (second from right) unveiling the nameplate for the Confucius Institute.

At the unveiling ceremony, Wang Qingping read the congratulatory letter from the Confucius Institute Headquarters. The headquarters expressed its hope in the letter that Kazakh Ablai khan University of International Relations and World Languages will make joint efforts with Southwest University to build the Confucius Institute into an important platform for local people to learn Chinese language and know about China, and make proactive contributions to promoting bilateral communication and cooperation in education, culture, economy and trade and other fields and enhancing mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples.

Kunanbayeva expressed in her address that Kazakh Ablai khan University of International Relations and World Languages and Southwest University will give full play to their own advantages, focus on the localization of teaching syllabus, the development of teaching materials and the training for local teachers and other programs, jointly build the Institute into the most influential, radiating, and distinctive one along the “Belt and Road” route and make new contributions to the people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and Kazakhstan.

Zhang Wei pointed out that Chinese culture advocates “harmony” and “kindness”. Confucius Institute is named after “Confucius”, not only aiming to inherit and carry forward China’s profound ideas and splendid culture over five thousand years, and share them with the world, but also bearing good wishes of communicating and harmonious advancing with people all over the world. He said that the university has been known as the “cradle of diplomats”, and Southwest University is among the best in China in terms of scale and performance. Therefore, the Confucius Institute co-established by the two universities will achieve fruitful results. The Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan and the Chinese Consulate-General in Almaty will provide necessary assistance and support for the development of the institute.

Prof. Huang Rongsheng said that Southwest University boasts rich experience and fruitful results in the construction of Confucius Institute. It will make full use of its advantages including comprehensive disciplines, strengths in humanities and social sciences as well as in pedagogical education, integrate all the people and resources of international Chinese promotion and contribute to Chinese language teaching and talents cultivation in Kazakhstan together with Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages so as to promote people-to-people and cultural exchanges between two countries, and enhance China-Kazakhstan strategic cooperative partnership.


Students from Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages are dancing

Later on, Prof. Kunanbayeva and Prof. Huang Rongsheng jointly unveiled the nameplate of the Confucius Institute. Students from Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages presented fabulous performances of Chinese songs and dances. People’s Daily, Xinhua News Agency and mainstream media in Kazakhstan covered this event.

 
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