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Foundation of the Confucius Institute at the University of Thessaly

Foundation of the Confucius Institute at the University of Thessaly

The Confucius Institute agreement was signed today at the Maximos Mansion between the Rector of the University of Thessaly, Mr. Zisis Mamouris and the Chinese Ambassador in Greece, Mrs. Zhang Qiyue, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the President of China Mr. Xi Zinping. The Confucius Institute of the University of Thessaly was founded after a two-year effort in collaboration with the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing. The Confucius Institute will strengthen its Academic, Cultural and Research Partnerships with China as well as with the worldwide network of 500 Academic Institutes worldwide. We thank in particular the former Rector George Petrakos for his key contribution to the implementation of the project and Mr. Steve Bakalis for his contribution to the development of relations between the University of Thessaly and China.