5 June 2018

MGIMO Rector Receives Ambassador of Laos

June 5th, the Ambassador of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Siviengphet Phetvorasack came to MGIMO for a meeting with the University’s Rector, Anatoly Torkunov.

The sides considered the possibility of offering scholarships to students from Laos to study at MGIMO in 2019 and mulled over the opportunities to implement joint projects in the framework of MGIMO’s ASEAN Centre.

The Lao language is taught at MGIMO as a second language to students who have Thai as their first language. Since 1962, over a hundred Laos citizens have studied at MGIMO and many have become diplomats, ambassadors and deputy foreign ministers. The Ambassador of Laos to Russia from 2009 to 2011, Somphon Sitialin, graduated from MGIMO’s International Law School in 1983.

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