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Lan Siren met the President of DUT Ahmed Cassim Bawa and his entourage

  发布时间: 2014-05-12   信息员:

On the afternoon of April 24th, President Lan SiRen, who was on a mission in Beijing, met the President of DUT, Professor Ahmed Cassim Bawa and his entourage in Beijing.


Lan Siren expressed warm welcome to the visit of the President Bawa and apologized for not being able to receive the delegation in Fu Zhou. He said that, during the visit of the delegation at FAFU, the Chair of the University Council of FAFU Ye Huilin has met the President Bawa, the two sides have reached a consensus on teacher training, exchanges of teachers and students, academic exchanges, cooperative research in science and technology etc., and would further expand the exchanges and cooperation areas in the disciplines of Art Design, Management, Engineering Construction, Biotechnology, Food Processing, Bee, and Tourism Management. He expressed his congratulations for all these achievements. He said that the Confucius Institute co-built by the two universities was the result of the joint efforts of the both sides, and he thanked the DUT for their great support.

At present, the Confucius Institute has already made a good beginning and goes smoothly. The cooperation projects in the disciplines of Tea, Bee and Forest between two universities have also been successively initiated. He hoped that the two sides would further strengthen their cooperation on the basis of the existing foundation, and jointly forged the Confucius Institute to be a platform of culture exchanges between China and South Africa, a bond of exchanges and cooperation between the two Universities, and a bridge of constructing teaching, scientific research, exchanges of teachers and students and mutual visiting, so that to promote all-round and in-depth cooperation between the two universities.

Bawa expressed his great gratitude for the attention and reception of FAFU, and was in full agreement with the establishment of all-round cooperation relationship between the two universities. He suggested that the two universities had strong strength in the fields of Water Treatment, Renewable Energy, and Urban Planning and Design, the prospects for cooperation in these fields were broad and could be particularly strengthened. He said that, DUT would send a group to come to FAFU for docking about the cooperation details in May or June this year; at the same time, he warmly invited FAFU to pay a return visit at an appropriate time this year.

During the period of their staying in Beijing, the delegation led by the President Bawa also visited Ms. Xulin, the Director-general of the Confucius Institute and the director of the Office of Chinese Language Council International.


Correspondant: Office of International Cooperation and Exchange   Chen Youyang

Translator:      Zheng Wei

Auditor:          College of Crop Science  Lu Yunhai

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