Chinese Embassy in Mozambique awards Ambassador Scholarship to Confucius students
Xinhua News Agency, Maputo, November 8 (Reporter Nie Motherland) the Chinese Embassy in Mozambique held an ambassador scholarship award ceremony on the evening of 8 November. Ambassador Su Jian and Montana University President Ji Lambo awarded the annual "Chinese Ambassador Scholarship" to 12 students at the Confucius Institute in the country.
Su Jian said at the award ceremony that bilateral relations have developed rapidly in recent years with the establishment of a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between China and Mozambique. China has become one of Mozambique's major investment and trading partners, and the number of Mozambican visitors to China has increased to 8000 each year, with more than 500 students studying in China. Ambassador Su hoped that the scholarship would stimulate more Mozambican students' enthusiasm for learning Chinese and further enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples.
President Gillombo welcomed the establishment of the Ambassador Scholarship by the Chinese Government. He said that the university currently offers undergraduate courses in Chinese, and graduate degree courses will be introduced in the future because the university is aware of the importance of learning Chinese language and culture in the current world situation. He encouraged students to make good use of all kinds of resources, study hard, and contribute to the promotion of friendship between Mozambique and China.
Founded in 2012, the Confucius Institute of the University of Montana has 10 Chinese teaching points throughout Mozambique, with a total enrollment of more than 6500 people, and has become an important platform for local people to learn Chinese language and culture.