Honorable (Mrs) Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research was present for the opening ceremony of the Confucius Institute at the University of Mauritius.
Mr Wu Fengmin, Professor and Chairman of the Council of ZSTU and Mrs. Mohee, Professor and Vice Chancellor of UoM, were also present at the opening ceremony. A delegation of students from ZSTU presented traditional Chinese dancing and a show to an audience of about 400 guests.
Mr Wu Fengmin and Mrs. Mohee delivered their speeches respectively, stating that the establishment of Confucius Institute symbolizes the friendship between the two countries and wish that the Confucius Institute serves as a platform to promote cultural and academic exchanges between the two countries.
Unveiling the Plaque of the Opening Ceremony of the Confucius Institute at the University of Mauritius, from left to right; Associate Professor Tan Xudong, Chinese Director of CI-UoM; Mrs. Mohee, Professor and Vice Chancellor of UoM, C.S.K.; H.E. Mr. Li Li, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China; H.E. Mr. Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory, G.O.S.K.; Vice-President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Wu Fengmin, Professor and Chairman of the Council of ZSTU; and Dr Louis Jean Claude Autrey, Chancellor of the UoM, C.S.K
The term wǔshù is Chinese for "martial arts"; 武 wǔ = military or martial, 术 shù = art