Second Russia-CELAK Youth Forum Closing Ceremony

Second Russia-CELAK Youth Forum Closing Ceremony

8 November 2019

November 8th, MGIMO hosted the closing ceremony of the Second Russia-CELAK Youth Forum with the participation of MGIMO and RUDN students.

MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs Andrey Baykov welcomed the guests and underlined in his speech the importance of the practical experience gained during the Forum.

The Second Secretary of the Embassy of the Plurinational state of Bolivia, Antonio Perez Murgia, and the Head of the Political Department of the Embassy of the United Mexican States, Edgar Repollar Saenz, also gave talks to the participants of the Forum. The diplomats emphasized the need to develop cooperation within the framework of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and to expand cooperation between the organization and the youth of different countries.

The Russia-CELAK Youth Forum is a platform for participants to discuss current problems of the region and to promote cooperation between Latin America and the Russian Federation. This year, the Forum attracted over 130 people from 20 countries, diplomats, academics and officials, invited to discuss a myriad of issues. The work of the Forum was split into six committees operating in three languages (English, Russian and Spanish).

— See the MGIMO web-site for russian version