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Deputy Director-General of UNESCO visits Tsinghua University

Deputy Director-General of UNESCO visits Tsinghua University

On January 15th, Getachew Engida, Deputy Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), visited Tsinghua University. Vice President and Provost of Tsinghua University Yang Bin met with the guest. The two parties conducted discussions on deepening their strategic partnership.

On behalf of Tsinghua University, Yang Bin welcomed Mr. Getachew Engida and his delegation and introduced the history and the Global Strategy of Tsinghua University. Yang Bin noted that UNESCO has made great contributions to the development of education, science and culture globally. Tsinghua University attaches importance to its cooperation with the African countries and hopes to explore with UNESCO and expand higher education cooperation between China and Africa through such approaches as degree programs, short-term exchanges and co-construction of research centers.

Getachew Engida indicated that under China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the Sino-African cooperation has further broadened and deepened on the basis of the principles of mutual benefit and win-win. Mr. Engida expects that the African young talents will have an enhanced training of their leadership skills and the social and economic developments of Africa will get promoted through the cooperation of Tsinghua University and UNESCO with the member states of the African Union.

Editor: Zhu Lvhe, Guo Lili