UNS Mandarin Language Center Hosts First Celebration of 10th Anniversary of “One Belt One Road” Program

UNSThe Mandarin Language Center at Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta hosted the first celebration of the 10th anniversary of the “One Belt One Road” program on Thursday (21/12/2023) at the Mandarin Language Center/Confucius Institute, Faculty of Cultural Sciences (FIB) UNS. This celebration is a collaboration between the Mandarin Language Center and the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China, Surabaya Representative Office. The theme of the event was the “Launching Ceremony 10 Years Celebration of One Belt One Road.”

Fan Jie, the Director of Confucius UNS on the Chinese side, stated in his remarks that over the last 10 years, cooperation has continued to grow, and economic and trade cooperation among the countries participating in this program has progressed and achieved beneficial results.

 “The Confucius Institute has witnessed and experienced various changes in the last 5 years. In commemoration of the 10 years of joint construction of the One Belt One Road initiative, the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China, Surabaya Representative Office, and the China News Indonesia Community held a photo exhibition titled ‘One Belt One Road Initiative Towards a Better Life’,” Fan Jie explained.

He also expressed hope that friends from all walks of life, as well as teachers and students, could better understand the changes in life brought about by this program and work together towards a better life, including for China and Indonesia.

Prof. Dr. Ir. Ahmad Yunus, M.S., Acting Vice Rector for Academic and Student Affairs at UNS and Acting Head of the UNS Mandarin Language Center, mentioned in his speech that since its establishment in 2019, the UNS Mandarin Language Center has collaborated to support the Indonesia-China government program as a communication bridge between countries.

 “The goal of this project is to create several economic corridors connecting more than 60 countries worldwide. The Belt and Road Initiative has been successful for the last 10 years because all processes have been carried out together beyond all existing differences. From planning, implementing development, to beneficial outcomes for all the people of participating countries,” Prof. Yunus explained.

He added that this program began with the stroke of an idea and initiative. Finally, it materialized, enhancing connectivity and driving policies, infrastructure, trade, finance, citizen relations, and creating new opportunities. After successfully building a new economic cooperation platform, this initiative now focuses on small, smart, green, and interconnected projects. HUMAS UNS

Reporter: Dhelinta FP.

Editor: Dwi Hastuti

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