UAE Minister of Education and His Delegation Visit the Confucius Institute Headquarters

[Source]    Confucius Institute Headquarter [Time]    2019-06-24 15:02:56 
 

On the afternoon of June 19th, 2019, Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, UAE Minister of Education and Ali Al Dhaheri, Ambassador to China visited the Confucius Institute Headquarters together, and had an informal discussion with Deputy Director-General Zhao Guocheng, Yu Yunfeng and other staff. The two sides exchanged views on supporting Chinese language courses offered in 200 primary and secondary schools in the UAE, assigning Chinese teachers, providing Chinese language teaching resources, and backing the implementation of Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi(HSK).


Hammadi and his delegation at the hall of the Confucius Institute Headquarters

Hammadi said that the friendship between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and China has a long history and the two countries have established more open, positive and closer cooperative relations in recent years. The main purpose of the visit is to expand cooperation and exchanges in education, aiming to further strengthen strategic cooperation with the Headquarters so as to make plans for the future of Chinese teaching in the UAE. Besides, it is expected that the Headquarters can provide support to the UAE in terms of Chinese teaching resources, standards, examinations and teachers, aiming at helping students in the UAE understand the history, culture and inheritance of China while learning Chinese.


UAE Minister of Education Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi and Ambassador to China Ali Al Dhaheri holding talks with Deputy Director-General Zhao Guocheng and Yu Yunfeng of the Confucius Institute Headquarters

Dhaheri said that the current UAE-China relations are closer than that of any time in history. With the strong support of the leaders of both countries, bilateral cooperation in various fields has been more vigorous especially since President Xi Jinping's visit to the UAE last summer and the establishment of a comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries. The Embassy is willing to become a bridge between the UAE institutions and China, and will actively support in-depth cooperation in education as well.

Zhao Guocheng introduced the construction of the Confucius Institute around the world, the operation mode of the Confucius Institute, and the functions and the key projects of the Headquarters. He said that the Headquarters will actively cooperate with the UAE Ministry of Education to implement the results of the meeting between the two leaders and support the 200 primary and secondary schools in the UAE to carry out Chinese teaching successfully. The Confucius Institute Headquarters hopes to establish a long-term and stable coordination and cooperation mechanism with the UAE Ministry of Education to support the UAE Chinese teaching and strengthen the cooperation and exchanges in education between the two countries by supporting the establishment and the development of Confucius Institutes in the UAE, selecting and sending excellent Chinese teachers to the UAE, providing Chinese language teaching resources, and supporting Chinese language examinations.


Minister Hammadi visiting the Chinese Cultural Experience Center of the Confucius Institute Headquarters


Minister Hammadi visiting the International Chinese Teaching Resources Exhibition Hall of the Confucius Institute Headquarters

Before the meeting, Hammadi and his delegation visited the Cultural Experience Center and the International Chinese Teaching Resources Exhibition of the Confucius Institute Headquarters with great interest.