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Bangladeshi students delegation set to embark on 2nd Bangladesh-China friendship tour
Last Updated: 2018-08-31 09:58 | Xinhua
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An orientation program was organized here Thursday for students participating in the 2nd Bangladesh-China Youth Camp to be held next month in Chinese province Yunnan.

A total of 150 Bangladeshi students will pay a two-week visit to the Chinese province under the China-Bangladesh Youth Exchange Program.

This is the 2nd edition of Bangladesh-China Youth Camp after the first one held also in Yunnan in September last year.

Students who were selected from various educational institutions from different parts of the country will visit prominent cultural and historical sites, top educational institutions in parts of Yunnan.

During the orientation program organized by the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka, officials and student representatives including those from Dhaka University, North South University briefed the students about the visit.

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo, Professor ASM Maksud Kamal, President of Dhaka University Teachers' Association GU Ahsan, vice chancellor of North-South University, among others, were present at the program.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chinese ambassador said the two countries have been working to expand further cooperation in culture, education, tourism and other fields.

He said, "Looking at your (participants) young faces right now, it reminds me of my younger self, and also my kid. You are the future of Bangladesh, the foundation for the people-to-people connectivity between our two countries, and the helmsmen for the future of the world."

He expressed the hope that the students could make full use of the coming two weeks to explore Yunnan and China, to learn about Chinese history and culture, to communicate with the young people and make more Chinese friends.

To implement agreements reached by leaders of the two countries, the Chinese Embassy has been working with the headquarter of the Confucius Institute, Yunnan University, the Confucius Institutes at University of Dhaka and North-South University, and CRI-Shanto-Mariam Confucius Classroom, to successfully launch the Youth Camp.

Representatives of some institutes also spoke on the occasion and appreciated the youth camp and highlighted the Chinese support as part of Belt and Road Initiative for developments of Bangladesh and countries elsewhere in the world.

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