On 20 September 2017, the 2nd ASEAN-China Youth Forum held the welcoming event in Zhengzhou. Mr. Zhu Qingmeng, Director-General of Education Department of Henan Provincial People’s Government, Mr. Rong Xihai, Assistant Director-General of Education Department of Henan Provincial People’s Government, Mr. Guo Junfeng, Deputy Director-General of Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Henan Provincial People’s Government, Mr. Liu Jiongtian, President of Zhengzhou University, Mr. Han Guohe, Vice President of Zhengzhou University, Mr. Tan Jianguang, Vice President of China Volunteers Association, diplomats from Embassies of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Viet Nam and other ASEAN countries attended the event. H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), was present.
Director-General Zhu Qingmeng and President Liu Jiongtian warmly welcomed participants to attend the 2nd ASEAN-China Youth Forum, and respectively briefed on Henan’s education development, and Zhengzhou University’s operation and foreign exchanges. They stated that Henan attaches great importance to education and takes education as its priority. Recently, Henan has continued to open up wider its education sector achieved notable progress in international programme cooperation, Chinese language education and personnel training. As the organizer of the forum, the Education Department of Henan Provincial People’s Government and Zhengzhou University hoped to further enhance contacts with ASEAN countries and ACC, explore cooperation potentials and push forward ASEAN-Henan education exchanges and cooperation to achieve bigger progress through the forum.
Participants exchanged views under the theme of Youth Volunteer Spirit and Community Development as well as on ASEAN-China education exchanges and cooperation. All participants wished both sides’ youth could enhance mutual understanding and friendship between each other in order to make bigger contributions to in-depth and sustained ASEAN-China relations.