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27 March 2020, 18:42

Belarus' Consulate General in Shanghai donates PPE to Center for Belarusian Studies

MINSK, 27 March (BelTA) – The Consulate General of Belarus in Shanghai has donated personal protective equipment to the Center for Belarusian Studies at East China Normal University (ECNU), BelTA learned from the Consulate General.

Consul General Andrei Andreyev visited the university. Taking part in the meeting were ECNU Vice President Sun Zhenrong, Secretary of the ECNU Foundation Si Yang, Director of the ECNU International Exchange Division Zhou Yunxuan, Secretary of the Party Committee at the School of Advanced International and Area Studies, Head of the Center for Belarusian Studies Bei Wenli, and other representatives of the university.

Belarus approves of the methods used by the Chinese government and the university to prevent the coronavirus spread. “During the meeting, the Consulate General handed over personal protective equipment to the Center for Belarusian Studies. Andrei Andreyev expressed hope that the Consulate General's assistance will help the university, including Belarusian students that study in the ECNU, return to the normal educational process soon,” the consulate noted.

The parties reaffirmed mutual interest in advancing cooperation between the ECNU and Belarusian universities and implementing projects in science and education. Andrei Andreyev got familiar with the online education process introduced by the university as part of the measures to prevent the coronavirus spread and stressed Belarus' interest in studying this experience.

China's first Center for Belarusian Studies opened at the ECNU in 2012 with active support from the Consulate General. The center is meant to popularize the Belarusian language and culture among Chinese students and promote humanitarian ties. The center features a library of Belarusian literature and an exhibition of Belarusian folk arts and culture. It regularly holds various events and campaigns timed to the most significant events in the history of the Belarusian people.

Photos courtesy of the Consulate General of Belarus in Shanghai

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