Maritime Silk Road Confucius Institute in Thailand Signs Cooperation Memorandum with Suranaree University of Technology and King’s High School

[Source]    people.com.cn [Time]    2017-11-30 15:57:20 
 


The Maritime Silk Road Confucius Institute in Thailand and King’s High School signing a cooperation agreement

On November 24th, the Maritime Silk Road Confucius Institute in Thailand signed a memorandum of academic cooperation with Suranaree University of Technology and King’s School. Phraprommangkalachan, Thai Chairman of the Maritime Silk Road Confucius Institute Board of Directors as well as other board members, President of Suranaree University of Technology and Headmaster of Thailand King’s High school attended the signing ceremony.

President of Suranaree University of Technology and Headmaster of Thailand King’s High school stated in their speeches that signing a cooperation agreement with the Maritime Silk Road Confucius Institute is in line with their school development plans and they are willing to strengthen cooperation with the Confucius Institute in terms of promoting Chinese teaching, improving the quality of local Chinese language teachers and other fields.


The Maritime Silk Road Confucius Institute in Thailand and Suranaree University of Technology signing a cooperation agreement

At the signing ceremony, Phraprommangkalachan pointed out that the Belt and Road Initiative advocated by China is a contribution to world peace and to promoting the common development of neighboring countries. The Maritime Silk Road Confucius Institute aims to better develop and enhance the Chinese language education of Thailand, a hub of maritime Silk Road, so as to promote the exchanges in all sectors between China and Thailand. Signing the cooperation memorandum will push forward the cooperation between Thai and Chinese universities. Chinese language teaching and cultural exchange activities enable Thai students to improve their Chinese language skills, help Thailand train more practical talents and advance the progress of education in Thailand, propelling the economic growth of Thailand through exchanges and cooperation in culture and business with China.


Phraprommangkalachan, Thai Chairman of the Maritime Silk Road Confucius Institute Board of Directors, delivering a speech at the signing ceremony

The Maritime Silk Road Confucius Institute in Thailand, established at Dhurakij Pundit University (DPU) of Thailand in June, 2015, is the first of its kind. To date, Thailand has boasted 14 Confucius Institutes and 18 Confucius Classrooms, with nearly 1 million students learning Chinese. Composed of 26 educational institutions including Dhurakij Pundit University, the first Maritime Silk Road Confucius Institute is characterized by its large scale, new forms and wide scope. It is of innovative significance in the development of the Confucius Institutes in Thailand.

(Story/photos by Sun Guangyong, people.com.cn, Bangkok, November 24th)