Wang Chen, Vice Chairperson and Secretary-General of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Visits Confucius Institute at Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages [Time]    2017-05-24 11:11:34 
 

On May 17th, local time, accompanied by Chen Guomin, Deputy Secretary-General of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, Wu Heng, Vice-Chairman of Education, Science, Culture and Public Health Committee of the NPC Standing Committee, Sun Lijie, Chinese Ambassador in Uzbekistan, and Zarilov, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Legislative Chamber of Uzbekistan, Wang Chen, Vice-Chairman and Secretary-General of the NPC Standing Committee, inspected the Confucius Institute at Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages (SamSIFL).

Accompanied by Tukhtasinov, Rector of SamSIFL, Safarov, Foreign Director of Confucius Institute at SamSIFL, and Chinese Director Liu Tao, Wang and his delegation visited the Confucius Institute at SamSIFL. They acquired the detailed information concerning the development of the Confucius Institute at SamSILF. For instance, history, courses, number of students, cultural activities, and textbooks, etc.

Later on, Wang attended and witnessed the donation ceremony of the ZTE "Smart Classroom”. Bi Pengsong, CEO of ZTE subsidiary in Uzbekistan handed the symbolic key of "Smart Classroom" to Tukhtasinov, SamSIFL Rector. Wang and his delegation visited the "Smart Classroom” and attended the public lecture themed “Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation”, delivered by Peng Xin’ge, a teacher from the Confucius Institute.


The donation ceremony of ZTE “Smart Classroom”


Wang Chen inspecting the “Smart Classroom”

After that, Wang and his delegation went to the auditorium of SamSIFL where they were welcomed with art performance by the institute. Wang shook hands and took photos with student actors after the performance.


Wang Chen shaking hands with student actors at the Confucius Institute


Group photo

Wang highly recognized the achievements of the Confucius Institute at SamSILF. He pointed out that Confucius Institutes have met the needs of learning Chinese overseas and provided more opportunities for learners abroad. Though the institute had a rather short history, it has made remarkable contributions to the people-to-people bond alongside the “Belt and Road”. As the saying goes, “The key to sound relations between states lies in the affinity between their people, which largely stems from mutual understanding.” Wang hoped that the friendship between two nations can facilitate the affinity and mutual understanding between the two peoples and prolong bilateral relationship.