Japanese Cultural Envoy Visits CIYEC
On Oct 11, a three-member delegation led by Usui Masato, the newly-appointed cultural envoy in the Embassy of Japan in China, visited the China International Youth Exchange Center (CIYEC).
Liu Aiping, Chairman of Governing Council of the CIYEC, welcomed the delegation and expressed gratitude for the support and help provided by the embassy over the years in promoting China-Japan youth exchanges.
Noting that this year marks the 45th anniversary of the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship, Liu expressed her hope that this milestone can be an opportunity to further promote practical cooperation and exchanges in youth exchanges, trade and economy, and environmental protection.
She also emphasized the importance of further expanding the breadth and depth of youth exchanges through culture, art and sports, in a bid to deepen mutually-beneficial cooperation, and continuously promote the building of a China-Japan relationship that is in harmony with the new era.
Usui expressed his delight in returning to work at the Japanese Embassy in China and taking charge of Japan-China youth exchange affairs.
Noting that teenage and cultural exchanges are important pillars supporting the development of China-Japan relations, he said that he will continue to promote friendship, enhance communication with the CIYEC, and encourage young people from both countries to jointly promote people-to-people exchanges.
Chen Peng, Deputy Director of the CIYEC, and heads of the International Students Department and the Vocational Education Department of the CIYEC, also attended the event.