Confucius Institutes in Europe held a joint meeting in Minsk, Belarus, on the 9th to discuss the development of Confucius Institutes. The participating experts believe that the Confucius Institute should play a greater role in implementing the “Belt and Road Initiative” .
Carl Zeke, Minister of Education of Belarusian, spoke highly of the role of the Confucius Institute in the training of Chinese talents and promoting cooperation with China. He hoped that under the efforts of the Confucius Institute, people will continue to improve their interest in learning Chinese language and culture.
QimingCui, Chinese Ambassador to Belarus, said that in recent years, under the active promotion and strategy of China and Belarus cooperation between China and Belarus in various fields has flourished and the educational exchanges have been deepened while providing support for the economic and trade investment cooperation between the two countries and also creating a good social and public opinion foundation for the development of China-Belarus relations. The Confucius Institute has made the content of Sino-Belarus cooperation more pragmatic and rich. It has become a platform and window for Belarusian students to learn Chinese and understand Chinese culture, and has established a bridge of mutual trust and reciprocity for the Chinese and Belarusian people.
GuochengZhao, deputy director general of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, said that since the establishment of the world's first Confucius Institute in 2004, the Confucius Institute has gone through 15 years. Under the new situation of more and more countries joining the “Belt and Road” construction, the Confucius Institute should improve quality and efficiency, strengthen its service capacity building, give full play to the role of language and culture in promoting the “people's heart and mind”, and become a mutual understanding between China and foreign countries. An important platform.
Tozik, former Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus, said that the Confucius Institute should be an important participant in the construction of the “Belt and Road” and an important participant in the establishment of cooperative relations between the countries and China. He believed that while maintaining the existingfunctions of teaching and cultural communication, the Confucius Institute should develop into an authoritative national or regional information analysis and research center, in order to serve the “Belt and Road”, and to improve cooperation between government agencies and enterprises and provide advice on efficiency.
The theme of the joint meeting was “Confucius Institute and the Belt and Road Initiative”. More than 50 representatives from the educational circles of China and Belarus, the Confucius Institute Headquarters and 19 Confucius Institutes in 12 countries including Belarus, Russia, Germany, Britain and France attended the meeting.
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