November 11th, 2016, Mr. Ettore Sequi, Italian Ambassador to China, together with Mr. Plinio Innocenzi, Counselor for Science and Technology at the Italian Embassy in Beijing, paid a visit to our university. President Xie Heping, in the companion of Vice President Yan Shijing and the heads of related departments, met with the guests.
During the meeting, President Xie expressed his hope that Ambassador Sequi’s visit could facilitate in-depth cooperation and exchanges in the domains like education, technology, energy, medical treatment and public health between Sichuan University and the Italian institutions of higher learning and research; he sincerely invited those institutions of Italy to join hands with Sichuan University to join in the new process of the development of western China, and contribute more to boosting the friendship as well as cultural and educational exchanges between the two nations.
Ambassador Sequi highly praised the fruitful cooperation between the SCU and Italian research establishments in polymer, health care and other sectors, and expressed his willingness to push Italian institutions of higher education and relevant research institutes to conduct more plentiful and concrete exchanges and cooperation with the SCU in the fields of medical treatment, energy, environment protection, science and technology, etc.
Counselor Innocenzi voiced his intentions to facilitate more deepened cooperation and exchanges between Italian institutions with Sichuan University, and put forward some specific cooperation ideas.
During their stay at our university, Ambassador Sequi and his team made a special visit to the State Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials Engineering.