(24 September, 2019)
On the occasion of the 3rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Confucius Institute at University of Cape Coast,on behalf of the Chinese Embassy in Ghana, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations! I would like to extend my sincere greetings to all the teachers and students of Confucius Institute!
Three years ago, through the cooperation of Hanban, Hunan City University and University of Cape Coast, the second Confucius Institute was established in Ghana and embarked on a new journey of pursuing their dreams. In the past three years, the Confucius Institute at University of Cape Coast has kept its mission in mind, put down root in the local area, started a business hard, constantly improved the teaching environment, optimized the curiculum system, enriched cultural activities, improved the quality of teaching, and has made remarkable achievements in subject construction, Chinese language promotion, talent training, social services, cultural exchanges and other aspects. Thanks to the unremitting efforts of the Confucius Institute at University of Cape Coast, more and more Ghanaians are learning Chinese language and Chinese culture and become friends to China, making positive contributions to cultural exchanges, people-to-people exchanges and the inheriting China-Ghana traditional friendship.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Over the past 70 years, under the leadership of Chinese Communist Party, Chinese diplomacy made important contributions to national development, national rejuvenation and world peace. At the same time, we have accumulated valuable experience, one of which is that we have always stood firmly with the developing countries. China and Ghana are both important developing countries with profound traditional friendship. At present, China-Ghana cooperation is in a period of rapid development. We will continue to synergize our development strategies, including cultural and educational exchanges. Let the Chinese Dream and the Ghanaian Dream go hand in hand to set an example for win-win situation.
As President Xi Jinping has said, “Confucius Institutes belong to China as well as the world. “At present, Confucius Institutes have become a bridge of language, culture, communication and soul between China and other countries.The past is the prologue. It is hoped that the Confucius Institute at University of Cape Coast, will stick to its mission, constantly improve the quality and level of teaching, and make new and greater contributions to teling stories about China, depening China-Ghana relations and building a community of Shared future for mankind.
The Chinese embassy will continue to support and assist the Confucius Institute at University of Cape Coast discharging its mission. Finally, I sincerely wish the Confucius Institute at University of Cape Coast will have a better future.