Date:13 December, 2019
Source: Office of International Exchange and Cooperation
Led by JNU Party Secretary Lin Rupeng, a JNU delegation visited Egypt, Greece and Cyprus from Dec. 1 to 10. The delegation visited the American University in Cairo, Ain Shams University, the university of Athens, Cyprus University of Technology, and the University of Cyprus, signing four cooperation agreements with three new partners. Through this visit, JNU established more high-level partnerships with countries along the Belt and Road.
They discussed and exchanged ideas with local overseas Chinese and conducted in-depth research on overseas Chinese and Chinese education, laying a solid foundation for JNU to play an active role in Belt and Road education and cultural exchanges.
On Dec. 1 the delegation visited the Chinese Embassy in Egypt and the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification in Egypt. The next day, at the American University in Cairo, it discussed future exchange programs with President Ehab Abdel-Rahman and Vice President Ahmed Tolba.
( Ehab Abdel-Rahman and Lin exchanging souvenirs)
On Dec. 3, Liao Liqiang, China's ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Egypt, accompanied by educational counselor Song Bo and office director Guo Hualong, received the delegation. It visited to Ain Shams University in Cairo, which has nearly 189,000 students, 1,000 of them in the Chinese Department of the Faculty of Languages alone. The delegation met with the dean of the Faculty of Languages and the director of the Chinese Department to discuss concrete cooperation affairs.
(Liao receiving JNU delegation)
On Dec. 4, the delegation met with representatives of the Greek Overseas Chinese Association. In Greece, the delegation also visited the Athens Chinese School, which had more than 400 students and was recognized by the State Council as the model school of Chinese education.
The delegation visited University of Athens on Dec. 5. On behalf of JNU, Lin signed a memorandum of cooperation with President Meletios-Athanasios C. Dimopoulos.
(JNU delegation and the university of Athens having a meeting)
On Dec. 7, the delegation arrived in Cyprus, a country that JNU has never contacted before. Lin signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Cyprus University of Technology and the University of Cyprus, the country's two leading universities. Lin also signed a student exchange agreement with the Cyprus University of Technology.
(Lin signing a memorandum of cooperation with Prof. Tasos Christofides of the University of Cyprus)
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