In 2014, Huawei’s Seeds for the Future program was launched in Bulgaria. In January that year, Bulgaria’s president visited Huawei during an official visit to China. Huawei’s executives pledged to fund 10 Bulgarian students on the Seeds for the Future program. On December 3, 2014, the opening ceremony took place in Bulgaria’s National Natural Science Museum. The Bulgarian president praised Huawei, saying “Huawei sets an example for domestic and multinational companies in Bulgaria. Huawei is one of the fastest growing telecom companies and an undisputed industry leader. I’d like to thank Huawei for assisting young people who have achieved much in Bulgaria’s ICT industry. I believe this is a smart investment. Together, we can drive our nation’s development.” On February 28, 2015, 10 outstanding Bulgarian students arrived in China for the training program.