On the morning of February 24, Vice Consul and Acting Head of Post Ms. Elaine Mae Laruan Hernandez (Ms.He Yilian) from The Philippine Consulate General In Xiamen, accompanied by representatives of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Fujian Provincial People’s Government and the Philippines Friendship Foundation, visited FNU. Vice President of FNU Chen Qinghua met with the visitors and accompanied them on a visit to Soledad Building and Soledad Memorial Hall, also had a forum with representatives of Filipino students of Soledad College and International College of Chinese Studies. Ms. Zhang Yu from Foreign Affairs Office, Mr. Chenli, Mr. Cai Xiaoming from Philippines Friendship Foundation, and leaders of the Office of Party and Government Affairs, Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, Infrastructure Construction Department, International College of Chinese Studies and teachers as well as students from Soledad College attended the meeting.
On behalf of FNU, Chen Qinghua, extended a warm welcome to Ms. Elaine and her party. Chen Qinghua introduced the educational cooperation with foreign countries in FNU, and the efforts made by FNU to overcome the impacts of the epidemic and ensure the study and life of international students. At the same time, Mr. Chen pointed out that with the support of alumni Mr. Xu Mingliang, Soledad college was established in September 2017 to provide master's education for Philippine students, which has made a positive contribution to promoting exchanges between China and the Philippines. FNU will complete the supporting projects of Soledad Building to provide a better environment for international students to study and live, and strengthen cultural and educational exchanges with the Philippines.
Ms. Elaine spoke highly of FNU's considerate care for Filipino students during the epidemic period, and hoped that Soledad College would cultivate more talents since it has become a brand of educational exchange between China and the Philippines. The Philippine Consulate in Xiamen will continue to serve as a bridge to promote the further development of China-Philippines friendship.
Ms. Elaine also had a forum with representatives of Filipino students of Soledad College and International College of Chinese Studies. Ms. Zhang Yu from Foreign Affairs Office, Mr. Cai Xiaoming from Philippines Friendship Foundation also made speeches.