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China has hailed the great role being played by the Confucius Institute at the state – run University of Liberia (UL) in promoting cultural exchange, friendship and cooperation between China and Liberia.

The Confucius Institute at UL is the first in West Africa, helping hundreds of Liberian youth to talented in learning Chinese language to find jobs in Chinese companies here.
In observance of its 10th anniversary at UL, Chinese Ambassador to Liberia Mr. Fu Jijun on Tuesday, 28 May hailed the Confucius Institute for the great work it has been doing in Liberia to organize Chinese bridge competition on Confucius Day.

According to him, over the years the Confucius Institute has also devoted itself to recommending talented Liberian Chinese learners to Chinese companies in Liberia.

“The Confucius Institute has helped hundred Liberian youth to find their job,“ the Chinese Envoy says during the program at UL Capitol Hill Campus Tuesday.

Amb. Fu Jijun indicates that graduates of Confucius Institute are in all big Chinese companies in Liberia as the institute has become a significant platform for education, economic and trade collaboration and exchange between China and Liberia.

“I am glad that, as the first Confucius Institute in West Africa, the Confucius Institute at University of Liberia has gone through a brilliant decade. It has successfully played a great role in promoting cultural exchange, friendship and cooperation between China and Liberia,” he says.

Meanwhile, Amb. Fu Jijun challenges the Chinese Dean and teachers to make more concerted efforts with their Liberian colleagues for adding more contents of their education program, enhancing mutual understanding and friendly bonds.

During the Confucius Day program, a competition was held among Confucius Institute students, allowing Liberian students to exhibit their Chinese talents.
UL president Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks has hailed the Chinese counterparts.By Sally Gaye–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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