First Lady of Uzbekistan Visits Confucius Institute in Tashkent

[Source]    Confucius Institute in Tashkent [Time]    2017-05-17 14:01:12 

On May 6th, Mirziyoyeva, wife of the Uzbek President Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev, along with her daughter, paid a visit to the Confucius Institute in Tashkent. They visited the library, attended the cooking class and calligraphy class, and had a discussion with the Chinese and the Foreign Director of the institute.

In the library, Uzbek Director Saodat Nasyrova introduced the collection and use of books in the library and the publishing of Chinese textbooks. Mirziyoyeva noted that she appreciated the efforts and contribution made by the Confucius Institute in Tashkent in enhancing educational and cultural exchanges between the two countries.

During the cooking class, Mirziyoyeva joined the students in making Chinese dumplings and she talked with them delightedly about the differences of stuffed food in the two countries.

At the calligraphy class, Mirziyoyeva watched students’ writing postures with great interest, and patiently listened to the introduction of Di Xiaoxia, the Chinese Director, on Chinese calligraphy and its profound cultural connotation.

At the subsequent symposium, Saodat shared with Mirziyoyeva that last year, Mme. Peng Liyuan, wife of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, paid a visit to the institute, and also reported its operation, teaching of Chinese and cultural activities conducted in the institute.

Mirziyoyeva gave praise to the mounting number of students at the Confucius Institute in Tashkent. She noted that China and Uzbekistan share the historical origin of the ancient Silk Road and similarities in customs and traditions, the two countries still need to promote mutual understanding and learn from each other.

Speaking of the scholarship program of the Confucius Institute, Mirziyoyeva said that scholarships offered by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) provided children in Uzbekistan with opportunities to study in China, and this promoted the development of the sound bilateral relationship. She hoped that she would travel personally around China’s places of interest and appreciate the charm of Chinese culture with a history of five thousand years.

Saodat presented Mirziyoyeva her lately published book China’s Geography, which was translated into Uzbek.