Princess Sirindhorn of Thailand Visits Exhibition Stand of Confucius Institute and Celebrates the Chinese New Year

[Source]    Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) [Time]    2019-02-14 17:48:13 
 

On February 5th, the first day of the Chinese Lunar Year, Princess Sirindhorn and Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand and Lyu Jian, the Chinese Ambassador to Thailand visited an exhibition themed with “Open Cooperation and Win-win Results—Achievements of Education Cooperation Between China and Thailand” in Bangkok's Chinatown. The event was sponsored by Education Office of the Chinese Embassy of in Thailand and co-organized by the Maritime Silk Road Confucius Institute, the Maritime Silk Road Confucius Institute at Phranakhon Rajabhat University and the Confucius Classroom at Traimit Wittayalai High School.

Wang Huichang, from Hanban Thailand Representative Office, introduced in a detailed way the development situation of the Confucius Institutes and the Confucius Classrooms in Thailand as well as the achievements of Chinese teaching to Princess Sirindhorn. He praised the Princess for learning Chinese constantly for 40 years, adding that Princess Sirindhorn has become the ambassador for Chinese learning in Thailand and the world at large, and has inspired millions of Thai people to learn Chinese.


Wang Huichang introducing the development situation of the Confucius Institutes in Thailand to Princess Sirindhorn

Being fully aware of Chinese teaching in Thailand, Princess Sirindhorn listened carefully to the introduction and communicated in Chinese. She spoke highly of the excellent contributions of Chao KhunThongchai, President of the Council of Maritime Silk Road Confucius Institute, to Chinese teaching in Thailand and thanked the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) for setting up the Confucius Classroom at Chitralada School. Education Office of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, Hanban Thailand Representative Office and some of the Confucius Institutes and the Confucius Classrooms in Thailand presented New Year presents to Princess Sirindhorn.


Lyu Jian and the representatives

Lyu Jian extended warm greetings to the directors of the Confucius Institutes and the Confucius Classrooms, Chinese government-sponsored teachers and volunteer teachers present. He also sent his best New Year wishes to all the teachers and students of the Confucius Institutes in Thailand.

 
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