VIENTIANE, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Consul General in Laos' northern Luang Prabang Li Baoguang met with representatives of Chinese language schools on Wednesday to discuss further promotion of Chinese language education in northern Laos, the consulate official told Xinhua on Thursday.
At the meeting, Li spoke highly of the efforts made by the two schools, namely Liew Bei school in Laos' northern Oudomxay province and Liew kong school in Laos' northern Luang Namtha province, in promoting Chinese language education and thanked them for their work in enhancing mutual understanding and deepening friendship between the two countries.
During the 10 years of establishment, the two schools have trained a large number of students proficient in Chinese and Lao languages. The Consulate General will continue join hands with local communities to step up Chinese language education in northern Laos, said Li.
Representatives of the two schools, for their parts, said that under the support of the Lao government and local communities as well as the Chinese education sector, the two schools have been further developed.
In recent years, there has been an increasing demand in studying Chinese language in northern Laos, which is closely associated with the development of friendly relations between the two countries as well as the development of bilateral economic and trade cooperation, they said.
At the same time, education agencies and schools in China's Yunnan province have been maintaining close cooperation with the two Chinese language schools in Laos, creating strong impetus for the development of Chinese language in northern Laos.