On June 27th, a seminar was held in Jilin University to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of building Sino-Russia Strategic Partnership of Coordination and the 15th Anniversary of signing the Sino-Russian Treaty of Good-neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation. Over 20 participants from Russia-China Friendship Association, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Jilin Friendship Association and Jilin University were present at the seminar.
Before the seminar began, Mr. Yang Zhenbin, Chairman of University Council met the representatives from both China and Russia. Joining Mr. Yang were Prof. Chen Gang, Executive Vice President of Jilin University, Prof. Liu Debin, Associate Vice President and Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs as well as heads from the School of Electronic Science and Engineer, School of Physics, Sino-Russia Regional Cooperation Study Center and Office of Global Engagement.
Mr. Yang extended warm welcome and gratitude to the delegation led by Mr. Gennadiyevich, Deputy President of Russia-China Friendship Association and acting Director of Far East Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences. He made a brief introduction of the cooperation and exchange between Jilin University and higher institutes and research agencies in Russia. He also recalled the late Academician Titarenko, who was the President of Russia-China Friendship Association and Director of Far East Institute of Russia Academy of Sciences and honorary Professor of Jilin University. Specially, he mentioned the situation and outcome of the Russia-China International Academic Forum(on the role of the Soviet Union and China in defeating fascism and Japanese militarism) held in Moscow in May 2015 by Jilin University, Russia-China Friendship Association and Far East Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences. He pointed out that against the backdrop of the current international situation, China and Russia should cooperate even more closely. Jilin University hoped to fully utilize the geological and disciplinary advantage to further deepen its cooperation with Russian institutes of higher education and research so as to make contribution to the good-neighborly and friendly cooperation between the two sides under the support of the friendship associations.
Russia-China Friendship Association is the only Russian civil society organization invited to the Commemoration attended by the presidents of both countries on June 25 for the 15th Anniversary of Signing the Sino-Russian Treaty of Good-neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation. Gennadiyevich, who personally attended the Commemoration, shared the major outcome and significance of the Commemoration. He spoke highly of Jilin University for its endeavor and contribution to the good-neighborly and friendly cooperation between China and Russia, introduced the reverberation triggered in quarters of life in Russia by the International Academic Forum held by both sides last year. He said that this seminar came at an opportune time.
Prof. Chen Gang made a speech at the seminar on behalf of Jilin University. He summarized the development of bilateral relations since China and Russia established strategic partnership and signed the Treaty. He also introduced the history, situation and future path of exchange and cooperation between Jilin University and Russian institutes of higher education and research. Deputy President Hu Ying from Jilin Friendship Association said in his speech that Jilin Province highlighted development Russian ties and hoped that Jilin University played a bigger role in pushing ahead Jilin-Russian educational exchange. In his keynote speech, Gennadiyevich made a systematic summary of the context of signing the Treaty and the development of civil society exchange in the 20 years following the establishment of strategic partnership. He spoke highly of the contribution to civil society cooperation made by institutes of higher education from both countries, especially by Jilin University and the Far East Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences. Both sides held in-depth exchange over the development of Sino-Russia relations, Sino-Russia education cooperation and people-to-people exchange. The seminar was moderated by Chen Guangcui, Director of International Cooperation and Exchange of Jilin University.
On the morning of 27, Mr. Zhang Zhenbin accompanied Mr. Jiang Chaoliang, governor of Jilin Province to meet the delegation led by Dmitry Mezentsev, President of Russia-China Friendship Association.
Other participants in the meeting and seminar included First Deputy President of Russia-China Friendship Association Kulikova, Deputy Director of Far East Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences and Deputy President of Russia-China Friendship Association Vysokovsky, financial manager of Russian Financial Group Gennadiyevich, Deputy Dean of the School of Management of Russian State University of Management and Director of Russia-China Industrial Affairs Department Sharipov, Deputy President of Jilin Friendship Association Hu Ying and official from Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries Cai Yunzhe etc.