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Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev visits Jalalabat State University


Kyrgyz President of Kyrgyzstan Praises Confucius Institute’s Chinese Culture Week Picture Exhibition at Jalalabat State University


Bishkek,  (Xinhua, journalist Guan Jianwu)—A series of “Chinese Culture Week” activities was officially launched in the Jalalabad teaching center of Confucius Institute at Bishkek Humanities University, Kyrgyzstan on March 16th. President Almazbek Atambayev was present and spoke highly of the activities.

On that day, accompanied by Kyrgyzstani Minister of Education Kanat Sadykov and other government officials, Atambayev inspected Jalalabad State University located in prefecture of Jalalabad, the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. They visited the Chinese Culture Week Picture Exhibition launched by the teaching center of the Confucius Institute in this university.

After viewing the picture exhibition, Atambayev approached the exhibition boards put up by the Confucius Institute teaching center. Whilst looking at the pictures, he nodded his head and offered praise. He noted that the pictures “are of good quality and are most exquisite”.

The Chinese Culture Week Picture Exhibition consists of two parts: “Eagle Tribe – Photography Show of Cultural Geography in Kyrgyzstan” and “Jalalabad State University Teachers and Students China Trip Photographic Exhibition”. The 80 photography works exhibited in Eagle Tribe are from Chinese photographer Chen Zhifeng, who spent 8 days taking these photos in Kyrgyzstan in 2011. Most of the works are those of portrait photography and aerial scenery photography and depict the profound friendship between Chinese and Kyrgyzstan peoples; the “Jalalabad State University Teachers and Students China Trip Photographic Exhibition” focuses on the teaching achievements and cultural activities of the Confucius Institute teaching center in Jalalabad State University. A great number of locals were drawn to the Culture Week activities and they received a strong response in Jalalabad State University.

Mainstream media outlets, such as Kyrgyzstan’s state television, reported on the Culture Week activities.

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Mr. Almazbek Atambayev, President of Kyrgyzstan (middle front) and the President of Jalalabad State University praise the pictures on exhibit


Mr. Kanat Sadykov, the Kyrgyzstani Minister of Education takes in the Photography Show with care


Mr. Kanat Sadykov, the Kyrgyzstani Minister of Education (the third from the left) and the leaders of Jalalabad University of Economics and Entrepreneurship take a group photo with Chinese language teachers