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June 3, 2016

World Model Confucius Institute inaugurated at NUML


June 3, 2016


World Model Confucius Institute was inaugurated at the National University of Modern languages (NUML) on Thursday.

Deputy Director, Hanban, China and representative of Confucius Headquarters, Shao Xubo, inaugurated the state-of-the-art Confucius Institute.

NUML Rector Major General (r) Zia Ud Din Najam,  Xia Jianhui, Zheng Menglin, Cultural Counsellor Chinese Embassy, Zheng Guojin, Director General, NUML Brigadier Riaz Ahmed Gondal, Deans Directors Heads of Department and large number of students attended the ceremony.

First ever Confucius Institute in any Muslim Country was established in Islamabad in 2005 at NUML.

Since 2005 Confucius Institute Islamabad had been declared Confucius Institute of Year for four times and in December 2015 it had been declared Model Confucius Institute of the Year by the Confucius Headquarters China.

Speaking on the occasion, Hanban Deputy Director Shao Xubo said that Confucius Institute Islamabad was playing a vital role in promoting Chinese language and culture to bring the people of both the countries closer.

He said that language was the only key which could build the longlasting relations and after starting of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) the importance of language and cultural institute was increased.

Hanban will assist Confucius Institute Islamabad in every respect and no stone will be left unturned in this regard he said.

Rector NUML Major General Zia Ud Din Najam in his remarks applauded the role of Director General Hanban and Chief Executive Confucius Headquarters Madam Xu Lin in establishment of the Confucius Institute.

He said that without her help and personal interest Confucius Institute would never achieve such heights.

He further said that in recognition of her services forpromoting Chinese language literature and heritage and in appreciation of her services towards strengthening of cordial and friendly relations between the two countries the Board of Governors of NUML has resolved to confer the degree of Doctorate of Literature upon Madam Xu Lin.

Deputy Director Hanban Shao Xubo received the degree on the behalf of Madam Xu Lin who was unable to attend the ceremony due to her pre occupied commitments.

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