Students and teachers from the Confucius Institute at the University of Rwanda exchange ideas in the Chinese reading room.(Photo: China Plus)
KIGALI, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Offering a Kinyarwanda language course at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) will promote the bilateral relations between Rwanda and China, said a senior Rwandan educator on Tuesday.
This move will boost interactions between the two peoples, thus promoting the bilateral relations, said Charles Murigande, deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Rwanda and former Rwandan education minister.
Learning Kinyarwanda, an official and native language of Rwanda, will also help Chinese people do business in the central African country, Murigande added.
The BFSU has become the first Chinese higher education institution to set up a Kinyarwanda language course in its newly-established School of African Studies.
The opening of the Kinyarwanda course coincides with the establishment of the School of African Studies and the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, which is a delightful move in the history of the bilateral relations, as well as a memorable development in the School of African Studies, said BFSU's Vice President Jia Wenjian.
It will further promote people-to-people exchanges between China and Rwanda, and between China and Africa, and strengthen the bond between the two peoples and mutual learning between the two civilizations, he said.
The Kinyarwanda course is the 13th African language course offered by the BFSU.