150 BD students join youth camp in China

Published: September 04, 2018 16:13:41 | Updated: September 06, 2018 13:26:39

Bangladeshi students at the cultural exchange programme for visiting China in September. File photo

A youth camp with participation of 150 students from Bangladesh began today (Tuesday) in Kunming, the major south western city of China as a part of ongoing efforts to increase Dhaka-Beijing relationship through exchange of cultural programme.

The camp is being organised in line with one of the MoUs, signed between the two countries during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Dhaka in 2016.

Under the MoU, Chinese government has decided to invite 600 Bangladeshi youth students to visit China in four years from 2017 to 2020.

After the first camp of its kind in 2017, this is the second time the youth camp is being organised by Yunnan University and Confucius Institute at North South University (NSU), also co-organised by Confucius Institute at University of Dhaka and China Radio International and Shanto-Mariam Foundation (CRI-SMF) Confucius Classroom in Dhaka.

Vice President of Yunnan University Zhaug Li inaugurated the camp at Library Hall on the university premises.

He said the Bangladesh-China youth camp will increase people to people contact of the two countries that will help realise both the countries golden dream.

Later, the participating Bangladeshi students staged a cultural show with traditional songs and dance of China.

Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh and Confucius Institute Headquarters are funding the youth camp.

Members of the delegation are from various educational institutions, including Dhaka University, North South and other universities, colleges and schools from different parts of the country, reports BSS.

They will visit important cultural and historical sites, educational institutions of Yunnan Province under the cultural exchange programme.

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