Peking : Somali Ambassador to China Awale Ali Kullane recently visited Peking University and met with PKU Vice President Wang Bo.
Wang said Peking University is both an eyewitness and creator of history, with a fine academic tradition and unique advantages in comprehensive disciplines. The Department of Arabic Studies at Peking University is the first to set up Arabic programs in China. Other PKU institutes, such as the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development and the Institute of Area Studies, play a key role in the exchanges between China and Africa. Wang emphasized that PKU welcomes Somali scholars and students, hoping to further promote exchanges with Somali universities through cooperative platforms at Peking University.
Kullane, who has been devoted to promoting bilateral cooperation in various fields, said both sides need to strengthen mutual understanding. He added that the embassy and himself are willing to build a bridge of communication, and looked forward to a pragmatic collaboration with Peking University in various fields under the framework of South-South cooperation, including artificial intelligence, information technology, health science, engineering, and humanities.
Following the meeting, Kullane visited the School of Foreign Languages, where he delivered a speech titled “Relations between China and Somalia” to faculty members and students from the Department of Arabic Studies.