Forty officers of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) and the Liberia National Police (LNP) are to learn the Chinese language and culture in Liberia starting August 29.
The year-long training, which takes place at the Confucius Institute at the University Of Liberia (UL), is being sponsored by the Chinese Government through its embassy near Monrovia.
Speaking at a ceremony at the Foreign Ministry Friday, the Commissioner and Commandant for Training and Manpower Development of LNP, .J. Titus Kimba, lauded the Chinese Embassy for affording the officers the opportunity to learn the Chinese culture and language.
He said the training will help reduce the language barrier with some non-English-speaking Chinese citizens residing in Liberia when officers come in contact with them.
He then praised Chinese residents for being law-abiding, adding that there has been no arrest of any of them for being in violation of the law.
Also in brief remark, the Director of Training at the BIN, Col. Gerye C.M.Suomie, said the BIN has included in their training curriculum French and Chinese culture and language to help in the discharge of their duties.
For his part, Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, Zhang Yue Zhang stated that Sino-Liberia relationship is being strengthened daily and promised China will continue its assistance to Liberia.
Zhang encouraged officers of the BIN and LNP to take advantage of the opportunity afforded them to learn a foreign language.