People's Daily Online, Washington, November 23 (Reporter Li Zhiwei) Recently, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang visited Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and shared friendly stories with members of the "Youth Ambassador" art troupe who visited China in 1979.
Qin Gang said that today is a gathering of friendship between China and the United States. Brigham Young University has a unique position in the history of Sino-US exchanges. Your art troupe is the first American art troupe to visit China after the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1979. Friendship brings us together here again today. The friendship and good memories between us continue today, and we have reasons to look forward to a better future. Only by strengthening exchanges, mutual understanding, deepening trust, and building friendship between all walks of life in the two countries can the building of Sino-US relations be strengthened. It is hoped that the Art Troupe will visit China for the 32nd time in the near future and write a new and beautiful chapter for enhancing mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples.
In 1979, Landy, the head of the visiting delegation, said that the continuous friendship with China and the Chinese people has become the most precious part of our lives. We have many friends in China, and every time we return to this beautiful land we love, we are greeted with a warm welcome. No matter what happens in our world, no matter what happens to Sino-US relations, people will always remember the love and friendship they have with each other and cherish it for a lifetime, and we look forward to our next visit to China.
Linger, assistant vice president for international affairs at Brigham Young University, said that despite the ups and downs in the relationship between the two countries, our friendship with China has always been consistent. Ambassador Qin Gang's visit is an example, and we feel very honored.
On the same day, Qin Gang met with Brigham Young University's Vice President of Academic Affairs Rees and Vice President of International Affairs Furster, and appreciated BYU's long-term commitment to friendship with China and urged it to continue to make greater contributions to the promotion of educational and cultural exchanges between the two countries.
(Editors in charge: Yan Meng, Chang Hong)
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