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Ambassador Yu Wenzhe donated books and DVDs to University of Guyana library

H.E. Ambassador Yu Wenzhe, on behalf of the Chinese Embassy in Guyana, donated 300 books and DVDs to the University of Guyana library on Monday, November 29, 2010.

Ambassador Yu Wenzhe and UG Vice-Chancellor Professor Lawrence Carrington in the donation ceremony

Ambassador Yu said in the donation ceremony that the books and DVDs to be donated today have a wide collection of titles which will foster a better understanding of China's political system, economic model, culture and other important issues. It is aimed at strengthening ties between China and Guyana. He pointed out that China is a country with over 5,000 years of history and has created a glorious ancient civilization and rich culture. Likewise, Guyana has its own characteristics and peculiar and interesting culture and heritage. He hoped that through more people-to-people exchanges, there are more contacts between our two nations, especially the educational. Ambassador Yu finally urged the young people of China and Guyana to be more open so that they will make sure the friendship between the two countries pass on from generation to generation.

Accepting the gifts, UG Vice-Chancellor Professor Lawrence Carrington, expressed his profound gratitude to Ambassador Yu and to the People's Republic of China for their continued interest in the institution, and said the goodwill gesture will bring the two nations closer together. Professor Carrington mentioned his recent visit to China, to attend a seminar to discuss cultural and academic relations between Latin America, Caribbean and China, he was impressed by the extent of development there. It is an indicator of the determination of China's Government to offer its people prosperity, security and a sense of perpetual well-being. He further indicated that the pathway to a stronger relationship must be through the knowledge of the Chinese language and culture and revealed the discussions will commence about the establishment of a Confucius Institute at UG, which could offer Guyanese people the opportunity to learn Chinese and to bring the centuries of separation that our people have experienced to an end.

Ambassador Yu being interviewd by the local media

                                                                                                                                               (Source: Chronicles)

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