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Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay KOMMASITH Visits KUST

  On 18th of June, H.E. Mr. Saleumxay KOMMASITH, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR, headed a group of senior delegation officials and visited Kunming University of Science and Technology. Prof. ZHANG Yingjie, Secretary of the Party Committee of KUST and ZHOU Fengyue, Vice President of KUST delivered warm reception to and held talks with them.


The meeting was hosted by Vice President ZHOU Fengyue.




On behalf of Lao People's Revolutionary Party, Minister H.E. Mr. Saleumxay KOMMASITH extended his sincere gratitude to the Chinese Government and Yunnan Provincial Government for the generousity of offering scholarships and favorable learning environment to Laotian students. He was also grateful for the contributions KUST has made for the talent training of all fields for Laos. He said that it was the first time he visited KUST which has left him deep impression, and that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR will actively support Yunnan province to participate in the action plan of jointly building a China-Laos community of Shared future recognized by both sides, and strongly support the cooperation project KUST has conducted in Laos.



Prof. ZHANG Yingjie expressed warm welcome to the delegation led by H.E. Mr. Saleumxay KOMMASITH. She briefed the guests on the training programs for postgraduates and doctoral students launched by joint efforts of KUST and the National University of Laos. Shealso introduced the Confucius Institute jointly established by KUST and Souphanouvong University. She highlighted the signing of a cooperation agreement on talent training between KUST and the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Lao PDR, and the launch of memorandum of the new mining and metallurgy technology and the energy and mineral engineering research center. Prof. ZHANG pointed out that remarkable outcomes have been achieved as a result of KUST’s sincere efforts in promoting friendship between China and Laos, and that KUST will continue to consolidate its friendship with Laos and actively participate in the implementation of theAction Plan of the Communist Party of China and the Lao People's Revolutionary Party on Building a Community of Destiny.



After the talks, Minister H.E. Mr. Saleumxay KOMMASITH visited the theatre in the public teaching building where he interacted with Laos students studying in KUST and asked about their daily life and study. He encouraged them to cherish the opportunity and study hard.  


The members of senior delegation officials of Laos include H.E Mrs. Vandy BOUTHASAVONG, Ambassador of Laos in China, Mr. Phoxay KHAYKHAMPHITHOUNE, Director-General of General Office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR, Mrs. Phongsamouth ANLAVAN, Director-General for Asia-Pacific and Africa Department, Mr. Buakeo PHUMVONGSAY, Director-General of Press Department, Mr. Sengkeo POUANGPADITH, Acting Director of Protocol Department, Mr. Khamphone VONGSUNTHI, Consulate-General of Laos in Kunming, Mr. Saysana SITTHIPHONE, Director of Chief Cabinet of Lao-China Cooperation Commission, who were accompanied by Mr. XIA Jianfeng, Deputy Director General of Yunnan Foreign Affairs Office. The head of Neighbouring Affairs Division of Yunnan Foreign Affairs Office and responsible persons from Office of the University Council, President Office, Division of Overseas Cooperation, School of International Education and Faculty of Metallurgical Engineering and Energy also participated in the talks.



Translated by:DU Rui, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Edited by: LI Junrong, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Source: Division of Overseas Cooperation

Issued by: Division of Overseas Cooperation (English)

Edited by: KUST News Center