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Huai Jinpeng meets with Swiss Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin


Minister of Education Huai Jinpeng met with Guy Parmelin, Federal Councillor and head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research of Switzerland, on July 1. The two sides exchanged in-depth views on Sino-Swiss educational cooperation.

Huai expressed gratitude to Parmelin for his strong support for educational cooperation between the two countries and attention to the development of digital education in China. He acknowledged the two countries’ remarkable achievements in educational cooperation thanks to their long-established friendly ties. He said that next year would mark the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. He expressed hope that the two countries would take the upcoming anniversary as an opportunity to advance cooperation in vocational education and higher education; expand cooperation in basic sciences and interdisciplinary scientific research, focusing on climate change, environmental protection, clean energy, public health, and agriculture; encourage industry-driven support for talent cultivation; enhance student exchange; and facilitate multilateral cooperation.

Parmelin said that Switzerland attaches great importance to Sino-Swiss educational cooperation and would work further with China to enable fruitful cooperation in the above-mentioned areas.