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Newly Appointed Chinese Ambassador to Fiji Visited the Confucius Institute

Date: March, 17, 2015 09:45 Age: 3 yrs

我驻斐济新任大使张平阁下莅临南太孔院指导工作

2015年3月6日,在南太平洋大学孔子学院(简称南太孔院)举办中国电影招待会之际,中国驻斐济新任大使张平阁下应南太平洋大学(简称南太大学)校长钱德拉教授的邀请,莅临南太平洋大学参加活动并视察南太孔院工作。

南太大学校长钱德拉教授首先致欢迎辞,他介绍了南太大学是由南太12个岛国共同建立的一所区域性大学,是一个分享和学习其他国家和民族多元文化的交流平台。南太孔院是目前整个南太平洋岛国地区第一所也是唯一的一所孔子学院。在接下来的两个月里,南太孔院将在萨摩亚设立教学点,在库克群岛设立孔子课堂。钱德拉感谢中国政府,中国驻斐济使馆,中国国家汉办和北京邮电大学对南太孔院的大力支持。南太平洋大学愿意与各方一道,为巩固中斐两国及南太岛国的双边和多边关系,实现更多领域的合作而努力。

 张平大使在致辞中指出,南太平洋大学是南太平洋地区著名的高等学府,为培养研究太平洋文化,科技,经贸,人文等领域高端人才做出了突出贡献。张大使对南太孔院积极致力于推广汉语教学,宣传中华文化,帮助斐济及其他南太岛国人民了解当代中国所做的努力和取得的成绩表示满意。大使指出,自去年习主席访斐后,中国政府为斐济等南太平洋岛国提供了更多的奖学金和培训机会,希望能推进南太岛国的教育发展,以及中国与南太岛国的教育交流。欢迎南太大学学生申请奖学金去中国学习,促进人文交流。

张平大使随后在钱德拉校长和南太孔院余倩莊院长、中方院长李登贵的陪同下,参观了南太孔院。 张大使希望南太孔院再接再厉、争取取得更好的成绩,大使馆也会一如既往地指导和支持南太孔院的工作。


Newly Appointed Chinese Ambassador to Fiji Visited the Confucius Institute at USP to guide its work

On March 6, 2015, with the invitation of Professor Rajesh Chandra, the Vice-Chancellor and President of USP, the newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Fiji, Mr. Zhang Ping attended the Chinese Movie Reception held by the Confucius Institute at the University of the South Pacific (CI-USP) and guided its work.

In the welcome address, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP, Professor Rajesh Chandra introduced that as a regional university jointly owned by the governments of 12 member countries, USP is a platform to share and study the multi-cultures of different countries and nationalities. The CI-USP is the first and only Confucius Institute in the South Pacific region currently. In the next following two months, it will set up a new teaching point in Samoa and a new Confucius Classroom in Cook Islands. He acknowledged the Chinese government, Chinese Embassy in Fiji, Hanban/Confucius Institute headquarters and Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications for their tremendous support to the institute. “Together with all the stakeholders, USP is willing to make effort to consolidate bilateral relationship and the multilateral relationship among China, Fiji and other South Pacific countries in order to expand the cooperation into more fields” he said.

The newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Fiji, Mr. Zhang Ping addressed that USP is a premier higher education institute in the South Pacific region for its great contribution in providing qualified personnel with various backgrounds to the region. He was satisfied with CI-USP’s achievement in promoting Chinese language, culture and helping Fijians and other South Pacific countries’ people understand contemporary China well. More scholarships and training opportunities to South Pacific countries has been provided by the Chinese government since Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Fiji last year. He encouraged more USP students to apply for scholarships to study in China and to enhance the cultural communications between China and all the South Pacific countries.
The Ambassador Zhang Ping then visited the CI- USP companied by Professor Rajesh Chandra, the Director of the CI-USP Joan Yee and its Chinese Director Li Denggui. He hoped the CI-USP’s persistent effort would bring it more profound returns and the Chinese Embassy in Fiji would continue to guide and support  its work.

 

 

 

 

 


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