On February 27th, Luo Jinghui，secretary of the party committee and Cheng Weidong, associate director from Institute of European Studies of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences went to Confucius Institute which was joint constructed by SS Cyril and Methodius University and SWUFE to hold a forum. Valentin Mitovski，the director of geo strategy and foreign policy research institute of Macedonian foreign ministry, senior consultant Sakimu Mohamed and some teachers from the Confucius Institute attended the meeting.
At the meeting, the Chinese president Deng Shizhong of Confucius Institute introduced the research and teaching status of Chinese. He said the Confucius Institute played an important role in the "The Belt and Road" strategy and "16+1" cooperation and invited experts to participate in the third China – Central and Eastern Europe cross cultural education ,business and academic conference which is held by the Confucius Institute.
Luo Jinghui said that the trip is to inspect central and Eastern European countries in economic and cultural fields, as well as to explore the possibility of cooperation. Also, the visit is to promote further development of "The Belt and Road" and "16+1" cooperation strategy. He highly praised the achievements of Confucius Institute in Chinese teaching and promotion of Chinese culture.
The foreign president Branislav Sarkanjac of Confucius Institute said it is extremely important to develop cooperative relations between the two countries and carry out cultural and academic exchanges. After the establishment of the Confucius Institute, more and more Macedonian people learn Chinese. In the future, Confucius Institute will strengthen academic exchanges and promote Chinese teaching with the support of all parties.
The meeting discussed the possibility of exchanges and cooperation among Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Confucius Institute and Macedonia research institutes, opened up a new way for the "16+1" strategy development and the cooperation of the Confucius Institute in Macedonia. More than 10 mainstream media reported the meeting.
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