Chinese Ambassador to France Lu Shaye Visits Confucius Institute at the University of Orléans in France

[Source]    Confucius Institute Headquarters [Time]    2019-09-05 11:18:07 
 

On August 27th, local time, Chinese Ambassador to France Lu Shaye visited the Confucius Institute at the University of Orléans and held talks with Ary BRUAND, President of the University of Orléans, Guillaume GIROIR, Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Orléans, and other heads of the university. Yang Jin, Minister Counselor of the Education Office of the Chinese Embassy in France, and Li Qi, Counselor the Politic Office of the Chinese Embassy in France, accompanied the visit.

Ary BRUAND expressed welcome to the ambassador and gave an introduction to the development process of the University of Orléans: founded in 1306, University of Orléans has a long history and has cultivated a group of masters of humanity such as Molière. In France, the University enjoys great academic influence in law, economy, literature, geoscience and other majors. In recent years, based on the friendly relationship between Centre-Val de Loire and Hunan Province in China, the University of Orléans has constantly deepened exchanges and cooperation with Chinese universities. As a result, Chinese students have become the second largest international student group in the University of Orléans. Ary BRUAND noted that the University of Orléans cherishes its relation with China and hoped to further boost friendly cooperation with Chinese universities against the backdrop of comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between France and China. He believed that the establishment of the Confucius Institute will help the University of Orléans and its students more comprehensively learn about and understand China.

Lu Shaye expressed congratulation on the establishment of the Confucius Institute at the University of Orléans. He said people-to-people and cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and France currently enjoy a robust momentum and the two peoples are keen and highly enthusiastic in learning each other’s language and culture. In France, 110,000 people are learning Chinese. And in China, 130,000 people are learning French. The establishment of the Confucius Institute at the University of Orléans opens a new window for the two peoples, especially the youth, to enhance mutual understanding, mutual trust and friendship. He hoped the Confucius Institute at the University of Orléans take promotion of Chinese language teaching as a starting point, further broaden exchanges and cooperation in education, culture and other sectors, and make greater contributions to advancing China-France people-to-people and cultural exchanges and promoting the friendship between Chinese and French people.

Jointly founded by China’s Central South University and France’s University of Orléans, the Confucius Institute at the University of Orléans was unveiled in July 2019.

 
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