Czech President Milos Zeman Witnesses Signing Ceremony of Agreement on Establishment of Confucius Institute at Prague University of Finance and Administration

[Source]    Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) [Time]    2018-11-09 09:55:05 
 

On November 5th, at the invitation of President Xi Jinping, Milos Zeman, President of the Czech Republic, attended the First China International Import Expo. On November 6th, Ma Jianfei, Deputy Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Deputy Director-General of Hanban and Bohuslava Šenkýřová, Board Chair of the Prague University of Finance and Administration (VSFS) and Song Mingshun, President of China Jiliang University signed a cooperation agreement on the establishment of the Confucius Institute at the VSFS under the witness of President Milos Zeman, Zhou Bo, Executive Vice Mayor of Shanghai, Marta Novakova, Czech Minister of Industry and Trade, Tomáš Petříček, Czech Foreign Minister, Miroslav Toman, Czech Minister of Agriculture, Dan Tok, Czech Minister of Transport and Zhang Jianmin, Chinese Ambassador to the Czech Republic. More than 200 guests from the two countries attended the ceremony.


Czech President Milos Zeman witnessing the signing ceremony of the agreement on the establishment of the Confucius Institute at the VSFS

Founded in 1999, the VSFS is one of the top three private universities in the Czech Republic. Located in the heart of the capital Prague, the university consists of two schools-Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Law and Public Administration, with more than 5,000 students, including over 1,200 international students. In 2013, under the charge of President Zeman, the university launched the “Triple Degree Project” for Chinese students, in collaboration with academic institutions from the Czech Republic, China and the United States (US). This global project aims to provide opportunities for Chinese students to extensively participate in educational cooperation between the Czech Republic and the US. Founded in 1978, China Jiliang University is located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. It is the only university in the world featuring metrology, standardization, quality supervision, inspection and quarantine.


Ma Jianfei, Deputy Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Deputy Director-General of Hanban, Bohuslava Šenkýřová, Board Chair of the VSFS and Song Mingshun, President of China Jiliang University, signing a cooperation agreement on the establishment of the Confucius Institute at the VSFS

The Confucius Institute at the VSFS, established with the support of President Zeman, is another gratifying achievement in people-to-people and cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and the Czech Republic. It is expected to meet the Czech youths’ need to learn the Chinese language and to learn more about China, and it is hoped that the Institute will play a positive role in expanding cultural and educational exchanges and cooperation between the two countries and enhancing mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples.

 
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