Today, there are nearly 2,800 Armenian citizens learning Chinese at various educational institutions in Armenia. This is what Ambassador of China to Armenia Tian Erlong told journalists before the award ceremony for the best students and schoolchildren learning Chinese and professors today.
According to him, the ceremony is being held for the second time, and he gladly mentioned the fact that Chinese and Chinese culture are sparking more and more interest every year.
“I am certain that the introduction of an Armenian-Chinese friendship school is unique and irreplaceable for the advancement of the Chinese language in Armenia. The school also serves as a ground for cultural exchanges. Recently, we hosted Chinese opera artists, who gave a master class and performed for the schoolchildren. Such events help spark more interest in China,” the Ambassador stated.
Erlong also voiced hope that such events are also held in China so that the Chinese are able to know more about the Armenian language and culture. During the award ceremony, 17 students and schoolchildren and 3 Armenian teachers of the Chinese language received awards.