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Sudan’s First Confucius Institute Strengthens Military Ties

The first batch of Sudanese military language students who will study Mandarin Chinese at the University of Khartoum's Confucius Institute.

The Sudanese army is going to learn to speak Chinese! Well, at least a small contingent will. This follows the opening of the country’s first Confucius Institute at the University of Khartoum this week.

The CI’s inaugural class will be made up of military officers from the Sudanese Armed Forces. Presiding over the opening, Sudanese commanders said the language training will prepare the ground for these soldiers to receive further training in China.

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