DHAKA, June 7 (Xinhua) -- Second Confucius Institute in Bangladesh will begin its activities early next year at the country's leading University of Dhaka here.
Vice Chancellor of the University of Dhaka AAMS Arefin Siddique and Cultural Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy to Bangladesh Chen Shuang Monday cut the ribbon to inaugurate the construction of the second Confucius Institute at the University of Dhaka, the oldest and most prestigious university in Bangladesh.
The Confucius Institute is being established at the university in collaboration with China's Yunnan University.
First Confucius Institute in Bangladesh was established at the leading private North South University (NSU) about a decade earlier, also in collaboration with Yunnan University.
Officials said the Confucius Institute at the University of Dhaka will immensely contribute to further developing academic, cultural, economic and social ties between the two countries.
Vice Chancellor of the University of Dhaka AAMS Arefin Siddique said," We are delighted as we have get the Confucius Institute."
He said Confucius Institutes not only promote the teaching of Chinese language and culture, but facilitate the training of language teachers, cultural and academic exchanges and research into China's education system, economy, arts and society.
"We are also delighted to team up with the esteemed Yunnan University."
Chen Shuang said Confucius Institute at the University of Dhaka will surely also act as a catalyst to further strengthen the growing educational and cultural ties between China and Bangladesh.
"We look forward to working more closely with Bangladesh."