Chinese-language Classes for Cambodian Soldiers Opened

Phnom Penh, March 31, 2011 AKP –The Confucius Institute of the Royal Academy of Cambodia has opened an institute for Chinese-language classes at the brigade No.70 of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces located in the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

The opening of the Chinese-language classes for Cambodian soldiers will contribute to building their capacity, said President of the Royal Academy of Cambodia Dr. Khlot Thyda at the opening ceremony held on Mar. 28, adding that the institute is not only a center of language and culture, but also a bridge for Cambodian soldiers to be able to continue their studies in China.

She further underlined the royal government’s policy to continue to strengthen and expand the ties of friendship with China and its irreversible stance to support the China’s one policy.

The royal government has been paying high attention to the dissemination of both countries’ languages and cultures and supporting the Confucius Institute of the Royal Academy of Cambodia, Dr. Klot Thida said.

For his part, Mao Sophann, commander of the brigade No.70, expressed thanks to China for supporting Cambodian soldiers to learn Chinese language.

Mr. Zhang Jianlin, Chinese military attaché to Cambodia and Mr. Gan Xiaoying, rector of China’s Jiujiang University, were also present at the opening ceremony.

The Confucius Institute of the Royal Academy of Cambodia was opened in Cambodia in December 2009. –AKP

By SOKMOM Nimul

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