MGIMO Rector Meets with Bahraini Foreign Minister at MGIMO

MGIMO Rector Meets with Bahraini Foreign Minister at MGIMO

2 July 2021

July 2nd, MGIMO Rector A.Torkunov met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani.

During a meeting attended by high representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain, MGIMO Rector A. Torkunov announced the decision of the Academic Council of the University to award the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain His Majesty Hamad Ibn Isa Al Khalifa the degree of Honorary Doctor of MGIMO.

During the meeting, the sides discussed how to expand cooperation in the educational and scientific spheres and confirmed their readiness to sign a memorandum of understanding between MGIMO and the Academy of Diplomatic Studies named after Muhammad bin Mubarak Al Khalifa of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Foreign Minister suggested that the signing take place in Manama and invited A. Torkunov to Bahrain for this purpose.

The meeting was attended by the Vice-Rector for Development, Head of the Rector's Office A.Malgin, the Vice-Rector for Social Work and International Relations S.Surovtsev, the Head of the Rector's Secretariat K.Ulugova-Kuzmina, the Deputy Head of the Department of Languages of the Near and Middle East N.Pantyukhin.

Earlier, A.Torkunov and Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani held talks on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.