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US Consul General Visits UESTC

published: 2011-12-15 18:55:20       hits: 

On December 15, the Consul General of the United States of America at Chengdu, China, his Excellency Peter Haymond and delegation visited UESTC. Vice-president Wang Houjun received the guests. The two parties communicated on intensifying academic cooperation and cultural exchange between UESTC and American universities.


Wang Houjun expressed warm welcome to Haymond. He gave the American guests a brief introduction to the university and its development in recent years, drawing specially attention to our cooperation with American institutions like College of William and Mary and Northwest University in areas such as joint education, faculty training and academic exchange. UESTC, he said, had been contacting more and more frequently with more and more American institutions of higher eduaction in recent years and therefore we expected the US Chengdu Consulate General to provide us as usal with full help and support. He believed that his Excllency's visit to UESTC would help push ahead our cooperation with American universities.

Haymond said that as an excellent university known for its strength in IT, UESTC enjoyed a solid foundation onpon which to build cooperative relationship with American counterparts and enterprises, and that he would make efforts within hisn term of office to help promote economic, cultural, educational and scientific exchange between the two countries.


After the interview, Haymond gave a speech entitled "US-China Relations in the Present World Structure" to UESTC faculty and students.

Peter Haymond took office as Consul General of the US at Chengdu, China in September 2011, after years of service in US embassies in China, the Laos, Thailand and South Korea. He once served as deputy ambassador at Vientiane, the Laos. Peter Haymond is a veteran diplot with over twenty years of experience under the US State department. Besides, he also previously worked for the State Department Office for Energy Policy, Office for Counterterrorism and Office for Multi-lateral Economic Development in Washington.

Peter Haymond received his Master's degree in international affairs and economics from Brigham Young University and his Ph. D from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He speaks several foreign languages including Lao, Thai, Chinese Mandarin and, with less fluency, French.