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South Asia-China Study Center to be set up in Nepali capital

08-10-2010 09:30 BJT

KATHMANDU, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- The two-day workshop for the South Asia- China Culture Forum concluded on Monday with a decision to set up South Asia-China Study Center in Nepali capital Kathmandu.

According to an official attending the workshop, South Asia- China Study Center is going to be set up by the Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University to provide a platform fostering intellectual collaboration, knowledge sharing and people to people communication.

Talking to Xinhua in an exclusive interview during the workshop, Anoop Ranjan Bhattarai, President of Nepal China Executive Council, who is one of the organizations of the workshop, said that the study center proposed at the workshop will be set up very soon at Kathmandu University.

"The center will act as the common scholarly ground for the South Asia and China to share experiences among the scholars and to make communication among people easier," Bhattarai said.

He said that the two-day workshop of the South Asia-China Culture Forum was a successful one and it will be organized on the yearly basis from now onwards.

The study center will focus on the joint research projects, enhancing the study on Buddhism, disaster management and economy trade and many other common issues.

"We are also making efforts to translate some great works of literature such as myths, famous stories of each nation," he added.

Highlighting the importance of the study center, Bhattarai said that the center will prove to be a common field for research, networking and increase in people to people's communication.

He also said that in further days to come the study center will carry out programs as research, studies, workshops, lectures and so on.

Also the center will act to build the capacities of Nepalese business communities, researchers, academicians, educationists to explore opportunities on economic cooperation and development.

In the workshop held various scholars presented their respective papers advocating the culture, education, trade and also different facts about their country.

The workshop was attended by various officials from South Asian Countries including scholars from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation member states Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Sponsored by Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University, Nepal Confucius Institute Headquarters, China Hebei University of Economics and Business, China, Nepal-China Executive Council, Nepal,the two-day workshop has been concluded here Monday afternoon.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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