150 BD students join youth camp in China

Kunming, China, Sept 4, 2018 (BSS) – A youth camp with participation of
150 students from Bangladesh today began here, the major south western city
of China as a part of ongoing efforts to increase Dhaka-Beijing relationship
through exchange of cultural programme.

The camp is being organised in line with one of the MOUs, signed between
the two countries during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Dhaka
in 2016.

Under the MOU, Chinese government has decided to invite 600 Bangladeshi
youth students to visit China in four years from 2017 to 2020.

After the first camp of its kind in 2017, this is the second time the
youth camp is being organized by Yunnan University and Confucius Institute at
North South University (NSU), also co-organized by Confucius Institute at
University of Dhaka and China Radio International and Shanto-Mariam
Foundation (CRI-SMF) Confucius Classroom in Dhaka.

Vice President of Yunnan University Zhaug Li inaugurated the camp at
Library Hall on the university premises.

He said the Bangladesh-China youth camp will increase people to people
contact of the two countries that will help realize both the countries golden

Later, the participating Bangladeshi students staged a cultural show with
traditional songs and dance of China.

Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh and Confucius Institute Headquarters are
funding the youth camp.

Members of the delegation are from various educational institutions,
including Dhaka University, North South and other universities, colleges and
schools from different parts of the country.

They will visit important cultural and historical sites, educational
institutions of Yunnan Province under the cultural exchange programme.