French Ambassador to China Visited WUT

On the afternoon of December 18th, President Zhang Qingjie met with the French Ambassador to China, Laurent BILI, and his delegation, with the entourage of Olivier GUYONVARCH, the French Consul General in Wuhan, representatives of the Consul as well as Zhang Ming, director of the European and African Department of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Hubei Provincial Party Committee. The heads of international exchange and cooperation department, Institute WUT-AMU attended the meeting also.

President Zhang Qingjie warmly welcomed the ambassador Laurent BILI and his party and mentioned that China and France have in-depth exchanges in the fields of education and scientific research with fruitful results. With the approval of the Ministry of Education, WUT and Aix-Marseille Université(AMU) have jointly established the Institute WUT-AMU. The first group of students graduated in 2019 is the outstanding achievement of Sino-French education cooperation, which received strong support from the French Embassy in China and the French Consulate in Wuhan. He believed that the visit of ambassador Laurent BILI will bring more opportunities to promote the cooperation between Chinese and French universities, introduce well-known French experts and scholars to come to China and carry out scientific research cooperation in China's universities. Thus, the integrated development of production, teaching and research of related fields will continue to be advanced.

Ambassador Laurent BILI noted that he will continue to promote cooperation between France and China in the fields of education and scientific research, explore cooperation opportunities in automobile manufacturing, biotechnology, new energy and make new achievements. Institute WUT-AMU is an important result of the French-Chinese education cooperation promoted by the French government. He will continue to support the development of the institute.

At the meeting, the two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on the continuous promotion of Sino-French education and scientific and technological cooperation.