Yiwu Silk Road Institute(Spain), which is co-founded by Yiwu Industrial & Commercial College(YWICC), Universidad a Distancia de Madrid and Yiwu-Spain Exchange Foundation, was unveiled simultaneously at YWICC and Madrid, Spain. Guests from the three initiators witnessed the unveiling ceremony , including Wang Wei, vice-mayor of Yiwu Municipal People’s Government, Ma Guang, President of YWICC, He Shaoqing, vice-President of YWICC, Alvaro, Executive Manager of Universidad a Distancia de Madrid, He Jinfa, GM of Overseas Investment & Development Co., Ltd of China Commodities City Group, Fang Hua, Chairman of Yiwu-Spain Exchange Foundation.
The three missions of Yiwu Silk Road Institute(Spain) are: Localized talents cultivation based on practical skill training, cultural exchange between Yiwu and Spain, think tank development based on Spanish Studies. He Shaoqing, Fang Hua and Alvaro signed the collaboration agreements for Yiwu Silk Road Institute(Spain) on behalf of the three initiators.
“The founding of Yiwu Silk Road Institute(Spain) will enhance the mutual learning of quality educational resources as well as the people-to-people bond between China and Spain. It will also boost the cultivation of international and inter-disciplinary talents for the two countries.” said President Ma Guang at the opening speech.
Vice-mayor Wang Wei stated that since the inauguration of “Yiwu-Xinjiang-Europe” freight train in 2014, there has been more and more economic, trade and people-to-people exchanges and collaborations between Yiwu and Spain. Hopefully the institute will be a new connection for closer people-to-people bonds between the two terminals of Yiwu-Madrid Sino-Europe feight trains.