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Alliance Française in Chengdu held open day and inauguration ceremony

published: 2014-09-15 11:26:00       hits: 

On September 13, Alliance Française in Chengdu held open day and inauguration ceremony on Shahe campus. Vice President Wang Houjun, French consul general in Chengdu Wei Yashu and some honorable guests attended the ceremony.


On behalf of UESTC, Vice President Wang Houjun expressed congratulations on the new site of Alliance Française. Following the speech, Wang Houjun, Wei Yashu, Jean-Luc Tissier (Chief Director of Alliance Française in China), Di Aiying (Director of UESTC Office of Int'l Cooperation and Chinese director of Alliance Française) and Yang Tianli (French director of Alliance Française) jointly attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.


Vice President Wang Houjun met with Wei Yashu and his group before the ceremony. He said Alliance Française in Chengdu has made an excellent contribution to cultivation of French speakers and French culture promotion. Guided by international strategy, UESTC actively pursues partnerships with colleges in France. UESTC and Université Montpellier II established Confucius Institute together Last year and set up French major. He regarded the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and France as a new opportunity to promote reciprocal cooperation.


Wei Yashu expressed his appreciation for the cooperation between UESTC and French educational institutions. He thought highly of the support for Alliance Française given by UESTC. He hoped that our university could contribute more to the education of Sino-France and he promised that the Consulate General of France would provide full support and cooperation.


As the first Alliance Française in the southwest in China, Alliance Française in Chengdu was founded in 2003, aiming at promoting French and French culture to the society. The new location of Alliance Française is in the main building on Shahe campus.


On the open day of Alliance Française, various kinds of interesting activities attracted the attention of many French lovers.