On April 2, 2018, accompanied by Zhang Xiuzhong of Zhong Yi International, Claudio Rocca, President of Florence National Academy of Fine Arts of Italy visited Sichuan Fine Arts Institute （Hereafter referred to as SCFAI）. Pang Maokun, President of SCFAI extended welcome to President Rocca, and had a productive meeting with him on promoting and implementing a series of exchange and cooperation programs. Leaders of Division of Academic Affairs and Office of International Cooperation and Exchange participated in the meeting.
At first, Pang Maokun expressed welcome to President Rocca, and briefly introduced the history of SCFAI, our achievements and influence in academic research and creation. He also introduced our discipline establishment, teaching and scientific research, and exchanges and cooperation with overseas art academies. Pang Maokun expressed the wish that the visit of President Rocca could lay a solid foundation for and promote a series of exchange and cooperation programs between two sides.
President Rocca expressed gratitude to President Pang Maokun. He said this visit was intended to further promote the implementation of related exchange and cooperation programs. He mentioned two teachers from SCFAI who visited Florence National Academy of Fine Arts of Italy and offered teaching workshops in early March, which was widely acclaimed by the teachers and students of Florence National Academy of Fine Arts of Italy. He warmly welcomed SCFAI to continue to send teachers to Florence National Academy of Fine Arts of Italy to offer workshops. President Rocca also briefly introduced the faculty reform and setup of Florence National Academy of Fine Arts of Italy.
Leaders of two sides exchanged views on other matters related to exchanges and cooperation.