Sixth International Conference "The Silk Road" - June 4 -5
On June 4 and 5, 2021 Confucius Institute - Sofia was host of the Sixth International Conference "The Silk Road", which was convened online. The conference topics focused on three main areas of discussion: Chinese Politics, Diplomacy and Economic Relations; Language, Communication and Education; and Archaeology, History and Culture.
The opening ceremony started with a welcoming speech by Ms. Axinia Koleva, Director of the Confucius Institute - Sofia on the Bulgarian side. After it, the participants of the conference were greeted by the Rector of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" prof. Prof. Anastas Gerdzhikov.
The Ambassador of China to Bulgaria Mr. Dong Xiaojun addressed the participants in the conference with a welcoming speech. The organizers and participants were also greeted by prof. Cheng Yin from Beijing Foreign Languages University.
The plenary session featured papers by Prof. Lin Wenshuang of Beijing Foreign Languages University, Assoc. Elena Kolpachkova from Saint-Petersburg State University and Assoc. Prof. Nako Stefanov from Sofia University.
Along with well-known Bulgarian researchers and scientists, the scientific forum was attended by colleagues from China, Belarus, Great Britain, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, USA, Slovenia, Ukraine and the Czech Republic.
Footage from the online conference: