A two-day exhibition of Chinese paintings opened on Tuesday at the museum of Hovhannes Tumanyan to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Confucius Institute in the Armenian capital. The exhibition was organized by the Institute of Confucius at Yerevan State Linguistic University and Dalyan University of Foreign Languages, which is the new partner of the institute. Tian Changchun, Chinese Ambassador to Armenia, addressed the opening ceremony, underscoring the importance of Armenian-Chinese cultural ties. He also expressed confidence that the institute will further promote Chinese language and culture in Armenia. Works by Chinese artists Liu Hong and Wang Chunli were on display in the exhibition. Naira Grigoryan, director of the Confucius Institute in Yerevan, told Xinhua that the institute has facilitated Chinese language education in Armenia via various activities, including the recent opening of a Chinese language class in Gyumri, the second largest city of Armenia.