June 29-July 4
Azerbaijan Sinology Center was established in the World Sinology Center located in Qingdao, China
Within the framework of the General Assembly of World Council of Sinologists held in Beijing and Qingdao, China, Azerbaijan Sinology Center was established under the World Sinology Center, headquartered in Qingdao.
Professor, Academician Hamlet Isakhanli, the founder of Khazar University and chairman of its Board of Directors and Trustees and Agshin Aliyev, head of the Department of Azerbaijani Language at Beijing University of Foreign Studies, as well as director of Khazar University China Studies Center, PhD in Philology, attended the special ceremony of establishment of the center.
Creating Azerbaijan Sinology Center in China is a part of the project of establishing Khazar University China Studies Center founded in October 2022.
The establishment of the Azerbaijan Sinology Center in Qingdao is aimed at creating favorable working and research conditions for Azerbaijani scientists who are supposed to conduct research in China. The cultural ties of the two peoples along the ancient Silk Road have strengthened even further after Azerbaijan gained independence. The numerous visits of national leader Heydar Aliyev and President Ilham Aliyev to China have created a robust foundation for modern Azerbaijan-China relations. After the launch of the "Belt and Road" initiative, these relations have deepened.
The sustainable development of Azerbaijani-Chinese relations manifests itself not only in economic and commercial, but also in cultural, educational, academic, tourism and other areas. In this regard, inter-university relations are distinguished by their importance. Khazar University China Studies Center is contributing to the development of these relations. The study of Azerbaijani-Chinese relations, as well as the identification and disclosure of sources about Azerbaijan in China is a requirement of the time. It is impossible to successfully carry out this work without referring to Chinese sources. The Azerbaijan Sinology Center established in Qingdao is of great importance as a research center serving these goals.