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The Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia participated in the reception for Chinese Ambassador Tang Songgen to Latvia

The Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia participated in the reception for Chinese Ambassador Tang Songgen to Latvia

On June 28, 2023, the Chinese Embassy in Latvia held a reception for Ambassador Tang Songgen at the Kempinski Hotel in Riga. Former Latvian Presidents Valdis Zatlers and Raimonds Vejonis, parliamentary secretary Armanda Krauzes and other members of parliament, key officials, local governments, people from all walks of life in economy, education, culture, sports, media, think tanks, envoys of many countries in Latvia, and the Chinese Institute of the Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia About 200 people including Professor Chang Shangquanyu, Overseas Dean Professor Peteris Pildegovics, and representatives of Chinese and foreign Chinese teachers, overseas Chinese, Chinese-funded institutions, and international students attended.


At the beginning of the reception, the national anthem of Latvia and the national anthem of the People’s Republic of China were played in sequence. Ambassador Tang said in his speech that he is honored to be sent to Latvia. China was one of the first countries to recognize Latvia’s restoration of independence, and Latvia promised to uphold the one-China principle. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations, the two countries have maintained friendly exchanges and cooperation in the fields of politics, economy, and people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and achieved fruitful results. As the new ambassador to Latvia, I am willing to work with friends from all walks of life in Latvia to make unremitting efforts to promote the sustained and stable development of China-Latvia relations and better benefit the two peoples.


On behalf of the Latvian side, Raimonds Jansons, Director of the Protocol Department (National Protocol Bureau) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, expressed warm welcome to Ambassador Tang for his assumption of office. The guests spoke highly of the achievements in the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, and looked forward to working with China to promote the stable development of bilateral relations.

Ambassador Tang expressed his gratitude to the Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia and Chinese and foreign Chinese teachers for their presence. Ambassador Tang mentioned that Chinese teachers are messengers who spread Chinese culture. Chinese teachers teach Chinese and introduce Chinese culture, which has played a great role in promoting the Latvian people to understand China. Ambassador Tang believes that there should be more exchanges and communication between the people of China and Latvia, to build a bridge of cultural exchanges between China and Latvia, and to promote the friendship between China and Latvia.


The guests and friends at the reception gathered together in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The guests expressed their sincere congratulations and warm welcome to Ambassador Tang on his assumption of office, and sincerely hoped that the relationship between China and Latvia will continue to make new progress.

2023年6月28日,中国驻拉脱维亚大使馆在里加凯宾斯基酒店举行唐松根大使到任招待会。拉前总统Valdis Zatlers、Raimonds Vejonis,议会秘书长Armanda Krauzes 等议员,主要官员,地方政府、经济、教育、文化、体育、媒体、智库等各界人士,多国驻拉使节,以及拉脱维亚大学孔子学院中方院长尚劝余、拉方院长Peteris Pildegovics和中外汉语教师、华侨华人、中资机构、留学生代表约200人出席。


拉外交部礼宾司(国家礼宾局)司长Raimonds Jansons代表拉方致辞对唐大使履新表示热烈欢迎。来宾高度评价新时代中国特色社会主义发展成就,期待与中方共同努力,促进两国关系稳定发展。



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