From September 9th to 13th, the Sichuan Provincial Party Secretary Peng Qinghua paid a visit to Russia together with his entourage and the delegation of Sichuan University to attend the 4th Eastern Economic Forum and the 10th anniversary commemorative ceremony of the "Ocean" All-Russian Children's Center.
On the morning of September 11th, under the witness of Mr. Peng Qinghua, secretary of the Sichuan Provincial Party Committee, and MR. Тарасенко, Governor of the Russian Primorsky Territory, a cooperation agreement was inked by the Vice President of SCU Yan Shijing and his counterpart, the Vice President of the Russian Far Eastern Federal University Panova. The two universities will cooperate in such areas as the exchanges of teaching staff and students, and scientific research cooperation.
On the afternoon of September 11th, SCU delegation participated in the inspection tour to the "Ocean" All-Russian Children's Center. After the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, the Russian government invited two batches of over 1,000 primary and middle school students in the disaster area to the center for rehabilitation. Dozens of teachers and students of our university participated in the translation work of the Russian rescue team, the Mi-26 helicopter squad and the rehabilitation group of the primary and secondary school students in the Wenchuan Earthquake. In September 2014, Mалцьев, Director of the "Ocean" All-Russian Children's Center, led a delegation to visit Sichuan University and held a grand commemorative ceremony with Sichuan University, fostering a close link between both sides.
On September 12th, President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the "Ocean" All-Russian Children's Center and attended its 10th anniversary commemorative ceremony. The delegation from Sichuan University also participated in the event; the presidents of both countries hoped earnestly to strengthen the youth and cultural exchanges between the two countries. President Xi emphasized in his speech that "the great love between the Chinese and Russian people has taken root, blossomed, and produced fruits", urging young people to "return the Russian people with infinite love, return their motherland, and become the pillar of the country and the communicator of the friendship between both countries". As one of the "two world-class" universities in central and western China that conducts extensive cooperation with Russia, Sichuan University will stay true to its original mission and work hard to implement the agreed projects for setting an example of mutual communication and exchanges.