AAU and BFSU discuss establishing an academic Research Centers in each university in reciprocity
On June 18, 2024, a delegation led by Dr. Samuel Kifle, President of Addis Ababa University, visited Beijing Foreign Studies University. They engaged in a fruitful discussion with Prof. Jia Wenjie, President of BFSU and his staff.
Prof. Jia warmly welcomed the AAU delegation and representatives from the Ethiopian Embassy in China. He commended the multifaceted relationship between Ethiopia and China, highlighting the strengthened people-to-people ties.
Dr. Samuel expressed his appreciation to his counterpart, noting that BFSU is the only university in China offering Amharic language courses. He also expressed his hope that other Chinese universities would follow suit. The AAU delegation’s visit aimed to assess the progress of Amharic language studies in China and shape the way forward.
Ambassador Muhammed Seid, head of political and public diplomacy at the Ethiopian Embassy in Beijing, appreciated the efforts by both parties and assured support from the Embassy for the establishment research centers in reciprocity. He also emphasized the strong bilateral relations between the two countries.
In conclusion, it was announced that a BFSU delegation led by the Vice President will visit Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia on July 1, 2024.

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