3rd Chinese-Lebanese seminar begins in Beirut

Updated: 2013-03-17 04:36


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BEIRUT - Experts from China and Lebanon met here Saturday for the third Chinese-Lebanese academic seminar, exchanging views on issues of politics, economy and culture.

Yang Fuchang, former Chinese vice foreign minister, said at the seminar that both China and the Arab world face various kinds of opportunities and challenges, adding that the relations between the two sides have not changed despite the ongoing developments in the Arab region.

Yang underlined the close cooperation between China and Lebanon in the fields of culture, academy and tourism among others.

For his part, Massoud Daher, president of the Chinese-Lebanese friendship and cooperation committee, expressed hope that the Lebanese University and Chinese institutions of higher education, such as the Peking University, would further strengthen exchanges and cooperation.