Leaders of China and Nepal Witness Agreement Exchange Ceremony of the Establishment of Confucius Institute at Tribhuvan University

[Source]    Confucius Institute Headquarters [Time]    2019-10-16 08:50:17 

On October 13th, President Xi Jinping held talks with Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli in Kathmandu, Nepal. After the talks, the leaders of the two countries witnessed the exchange of bilateral cooperation agreements, covering various fields such as connectivity, economic and trade investment, border management, education and culture. The two leaders also witnessed the agreement exchange of the Agreement between Tribhuvan University of Nepal and Confucius Institute Headquarters of China on the Establishment of Confucius Institute at Tribhuvan University signed by the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Tribhuvan University.

The tenth line of the Joint Statement Between the People’s Republic of China and Nepal jointly issued by China and Nepal clearly demonstrates that the two sides agree to strengthen exchanges and cooperation at different levels in the fields including education, culture, tourism and traditional medicine. China will provide 100 Confucius Institute scholarships to Nepal, and continue to play the roles of the China Cultural Center in Nepal, the Confucius Institute, and the Confucius Classroom in promoting cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Nepal.

Built in 1959, Tribhuvan University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in Nepal. The prime minister of Nepal is the honorary president of the University, and it has 60 campuses and 28 affiliated campuses throughout the country. There are more than 270,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty members. The University has established a three-year Chinese major and enrolls nearly 300 students majoring Chinese each year.

There are a Confucius Institute and six Confucius Classrooms in Nepal, which are an important platform for teaching Chinese and promoting people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and Nepal. The establishment of the Confucius Institute at Tribhuvan University will further arouse the enthusiasm of local people to learn Chinese, inject new vitality into the friendly exchanges between the Chinese and Nepalese people, and push the friendly cooperation between the two countries to a new high.


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