Feb. 23rd, 2017, morning, SCU campus witnessed the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Cooperation between Sichuan University and Prague Institute of New Silk Road, Czech. Kohut, Counselor to the President of Czech Republic and founder of “Prague Institute of New Silk Road”, Academician Xie Heping, President of SCU, Prof. Yan Shijing, Vice President of SCU, and other leaders attended the signing ceremony.
During the ceremony, President Xie Heping, on behalf of SCU, firstly extended a warm welcome to the visit of the delegation led by Mr. Kohut, Counselor to the President of Czech Republic, then hoped that the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation can facilitate both parties to carry out extensive and intensive research projects in a joint effort, so as to make contributions to the construction of “One Belt and One Road” by related European and Asian countries.
Mr. Kohut claimed that the Institute of New Silk Road, as Czech Government’s major think tank, is willing to develop partnership with SCU, and amplify SCU’s influence in Czech and other Central and Eastern Europe countries by leveraging its network in this region; the Institute will exhibit SCU’s research results in terms of “One Belt and One Road” initiative and the cooperation achievement of the two parties through its periodicals and website, so as to pace up the exchange and cooperation between Sichuan University and Czech institutions.
President Xie Heping and Czech Presidential Advisor Kohut signed the Memorandum of Cooperation on behalf of Sichuan University and Prague Institute of New Silk Road respectively.