Cultural Envoys’ Diligent Efforts Yield Fruitful Results from China-Hungary Exchanges
—Delegation from Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government Visits Csongrád, Hungary and Signs Cooperation Agreements

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the University of Szeged, Hungary [Time]    2018-04-28 16:25:35 

On April 16th, local time, initiated by the Confucius Institute at the University of Szeged, a delegation of representatives from Shaanxi Provincial People’s government, colleges and universities and enterprises held a meeting with Csongrád government in Hungary and the University of Szeged. The two sides reached an agreement in educational and cultural exchanges, and cooperation in traditional Chinese medicine between local governments, and signed relevant agreements.

Kakas Béla, Governor of Csongrád, Szabó Gábor, Rector of the University of Szeged, Fendler Judit, Chancellor of the University of Szeged, Zhuang Changxing, Member of the Standing Committee of Shaanxi Provincial Committee and Director of the Shaanxi Provincial Publicity Department, Wang Jianli, Director of Shaanxi Provincial Education Department, Zhao Rong, Director of Provincial Cultural Heritage Bureau, Wang Fubao, Director of Shaanxi Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film And Television, Liu Li, President of Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine attended the meeting. Richard Mohr, Foreign Director of the Confucius Institute, severed as the translator.

Prior to the meeting, accompanied by Richard Mohr and Wang Lei, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute, the delegation visited the workplace of the Confucius Institute. Wang Lei introduced in detail the development and future prospects of the Confucius Institute.

Confucius Institute and government representative exchanging gifts

At the start of the meeting, Szabó Gábor delivered a welcome speech. He said that he will always support the exchanges and cooperation between Hungary and China’s colleges and universities. He also affirmed, in particular, the contributions of the Confucius Institute at the University of Szeged, as a linking bridge, to the communication and cooperation between the University of Szeged and Chinese colleges and universities, and even between the two countries.

Szabó Gábor delivering a speech

In his speech, Kakas Béla gave a briefing on the situation of the state of Csongrád. He pointed out that, thanks to the Belt and Road Initiative put forward by the Chinese government, relations between Csongrád and Shaanxi Province have been developing rapidly. The meeting and the signing of the memorandum of cooperation will be a new milestone in the history of bilateral relations.

Kakas Béla delivering a speech

In his speech, on behalf of the Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government, Zhuang Changxing expressed his heartfelt thanks to the University of Szeged and the Confucius Institute for their efforts in promoting friendly exchanges between the two countries. In 1995, Shaanxi Province and Csongrád formally signed a friendly province-state agreement, and now further bilateral cooperation in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine will benefit the people of two countries. He looked forward to more extensive and sustained exchanges between the two sides in the future.

Zhuang Changxing delivering a speech

A memorandum was then signed by Szabó Gábor, Fendler Judit and Liu Li. As the general manager of UNI-MED Szeged Kft., the University of Szeged, Papp Tibor signed a letter of intent with Liu Li.

Group photo

As a remarkable cultural card of China, Confucius Institutes have not only made important contributions to the promotion of Chinese language and culture, but also promoted exchanges and cooperation between China and other countries in various fields. Since its establishment in 2012, the Confucius Institute at the University of Szeged has been playing an active role in promoting educational and cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Hungary. It serves as a link to promote the friendly development of bilateral relations.

(Story by Zhu Yi, photos by Chen Qianwen, Pariza Nuremu)


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