An exchange group of 11 teachers and students from Central University of Tunisia(CU) arrived on November 25th, for an 8-day exchange at Quanzhou Normal University.
The opening ceremony was held at School of Literature and Communication on the morning of November 26th. Vice-president Huang Jiangkun, on behalf of QNU, welcomed the visiting group from CU. He said that this activity marked a friendly beginning of exchanges and cooperation between the two universities, which was of far-reaching significance. He hoped that the group members could take this opportunity to experience the charm of Chinese language and culture, and become friendly messengers of 'the Belt and Road' cultural exchange. Mr. Mabrouk Kais, head of the delegation, expressed his gratitude to QNU's elaborate organization and arrangement . He hoped that the two universities would have a closer relationship in the future, and sincerely invited QNU teachers and students to visit CU for further communications.
During the activity, CU teachers and students experienced the excellent traditional Chinese culture and visited cultural sites. Besides, Chinese and Tunisian adolescents were paired as partners.
CU is the largest multi-disciplinary private university in Tunisia, ranking first in Tunisian higher education institutions. In July 2019, a cooperation memorandum was signed between QNU and CU, which witnessed the first time for QNU to establish exchanges and cooperation with universities in African countries and to bond with them as sister schools. This activity was the first friendly exchange between the two universities after signing the memo.