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Chinese Consulate General Kolkata Holds First Sino-India
2019/08/21

Chinese Consulate in Kolkata along with Saraswati jointly held the first Sino-India Medical Education Meet at Hindustan International Hotel on August 17 2019.

More than 150 people attended the event including Consul General Zha Liyou, Officer on Special Duty, Government of West Bengal Mr. Pradip Kumar Mitra, Director of South Asian Affairs Division, Yunnan Foreign Affairs Office Mr. Cui Huanyong, Vice Chancellor of West Bengal University of Health Science Mr. Rajendra Pandey, Vice President of Kunming Medical University Ms. Xu Shaoqiong, Chief Mentor of Saraswati.Online Mr. Partha Sarathi Ganguli, representatives of Indian alumni, local experts in education and medicine, and staff members from Chinese Consulate.

Consul General Zha Liyou welcomed all the guests and introduced advantages of Chinese medical education. He emphasized this year marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 73rd anniversary of India's independence. Sino-Indian relations have maintained a good momentum as President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Modi have met six times since last year. Not long ago, Chinese State Councillor cum Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar co chaired The Second Meeting of China-India High Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges in Beijing. He hoped friends from East India could work with Chinese Consulate to promote exchanges and cooperation between China and India in various fields. He also introduced China's development achievements since the reform and opening up, implementation of innovation-driven development strategy, sound economic performance and China's firm stance on Sino-US trade friction.

Mr. Ganguli thanked Chinese Consulate for providing strong support and promised he would continue to strengthen cooperation with Chinese medical universities and train more talents for the local community.

Mr. Mitra and other guests believed there were great potentials and a bright prospect of India-China education exchange, and would continue to support related activities and projects in the future. Mr. Cui Huanyong and teachers from Dali University and Kunming Medical University introduced Yunnan's location advantages and medical education policies, encouraging more Indian students to study in Yunnan. Representatives of Indian doctors have fondly recalled their experience in China, thanked their alma mater and teachers for their hard work, and expressed their willingness to contribute to the friendly exchanges and cooperation between India and China.

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