Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong on Friday called for better use of Confucius Institutes to promote exchanges and mutual learning among different civilizations and enhance people's understanding about China.
Liu made the remarks when visiting the Confucius Institute at the Free University of Berlin.
With the increasing exchanges between people from China and Germany, the role of Confucius Institute will become more prominent in the process, Liu said.
"We will work together with all parties in an open and inclusive manner so that Confucius Institute can play the role as a platform for spreading culture, enhancing mutual understanding as well as promoting exchanges and mutual learning among different civilizations," Liu said.
She also noted the exchanges and cooperation between China and Germany have reached an unprecedented level.
Deriving its name from the renowned ancient Chinese educator and philosopher Confucius (551-479 BC), the Confucius Institutes are non-profit institutions under China's Ministry of Education that aim to promote Chinese language and culture abroad.