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Chinese University signs MoU with Journalism Forum in Sri Lanka


Chongqing Normal University in
China and Sri Lanka China Journalists’ Forum in Sri Lanka signed the MOU for
enhancing bilateral relations between two nations





(December 12, 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian)





Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Sri Lanka China Journalists’ Forum (SLCJF) and Chongqing Normal University (CNU) in China has signed for enhancing the bilateral relations between two countries in an event held in Colombo yesterday.





Prof.
Zhou Zeyang, President of Chongqing Normal University and Mr Nalin Aponso,
President of the SLCJF have signed the MoU on behalf of each party. 





According
to the signed MoU, CNU has recognized SLCJF as its official representative in
Sri Lanka. The MOU will enable the opportunities for both parties while keeping
Belt and Road initiative as the main platform.





Mr.
Liu Dong, Head of Cultural Section at Embassy of People’s Republic of China in
Sri Lanka; Prof. Guan Pin, Director of Office for International Cooperation and
Exchanges; Prof. Lei Yong, Dean of International College for Chinese Language
and Culture; Dr. Yu Haikuo, a teacher of International College for Chinese
Language and Culture, several representatives of the Confucius Institute at  University 
of  Kelaniya in Sri Lanka,
including its director Wang  Wanxia,  and several members of the SLCJF were  also joined this significant event.





While
addressing the gathering President of the SLCJF, Mr Nalin Aponso says, “As a
pioneering organization SLCFJ consists with leading journalists in Sri Lanka
have been proven its capacity, credibility and strength in promoting China-Sri
Lanka friendship in Sri Lanka. This historic MOU we are signing today with CNU
will be an opportunity for us to implement necessary steps in order to elevate
the significant role of CNU as an education institute within Sri Lanka and make
it a well-known higher education institute for Sri Lankan students.”





“We both countries are inseparable. I believe it is, needless to narrate the history as we are aware of it. As you know, the Bet and Road is an evolved platform of this longest relationship,” he observed. 





During the discussion, both parties agreed for exchanging programmes. Therefore, CNU will offer around 20 scholarships through SLCFJ for carrier journalists working in Sri Lanka annually. These residence programmes will be opening up the opportunities to earn deep knowledge and understanding on China including her cultural and economic values.





Meanwhile, both parties have acknowledged the importance of opening a local branch of CNUin Sri Lanka in the future.





CNU is a pioneering education institute established in 1954, have proven its rich contribution towards education not only in China but also in many countries on the planet. It is significant; many Sri Lankan students were also earned their higher education from CNU in recent past.





Signing the MoU 





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