FSI Director-General Claro S. Cristobal and UP Chancellor Michael Tan sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the Institute and the UPD – Confucius Institute.


FSI Director-General Claro S. Cristobal and University of the Philippines Chancellor Dr. Michael Tan, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Supplemental Agreement between the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and the University of the Philippines Diliman – Confucius Institute (UPD-CI) in a simple ceremony held at the FSI Carlos P. Romulo Library on 11 January 2017.

The MOU seeks to strengthen cooperation and establish linkages between the FSI and the UPD-CI through the conduct of the Mandarin Language and Culture Program Basic Levels I, II and III from 09 January to 07 December 2017.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by Dr. Lourdes Nepomuceno, Philippine Director of the Confucius Institute, Ms. Marichu C. Liwanag, Head of the Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy, Ms. Ma. Lourdes M. Salcedo, Executive Director of the Human Resources Management Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and officers and officials of the Institute, the DFA and the UPD-CI.

The officers and staff of the Foreign Service Institute, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the UPD-Confucius Institute after the signing ceremony.