Ambassador of Ethiopia Alemayehu Tegenu Aargau at MGIMO

Ambassador of Ethiopia Alemayehu Tegenu Aargau at MGIMO

17 February 2022

On February 17th, MGIMO University hosted the meeting between the Rector Anatoly Torkunov with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to Russia Alemayehu Tegenu Aargau.

The meeting was also attended by the Vice-Rector for Students’ Development and International Affairs Stanislav Surovtsev, the Minister Counsellor for Political and Economic Affairs of the Ethiopian Embassy to Russia Elbetel Vosenyele Abebe and the Minister for Political and Diplomatic Issues of the Ethiopian Embassy Gesella Mekurya.

The parties discussed the prospects and more active cooperation between MGIMO University and Ethiopian universities. The Rector dwelled on the activities of the MGIMO African Club and spoke about the history of teaching Amharic, the official language of the Republic of Ethiopia.

The meeting proposed to organize online lectures by MGIMO professors for the students of the Institute for Diplomatic Training of the Ethiopian MFA in the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in February 2017 between our universities. Anatoly Torkunov also invited the representatives of the Ethiopian Institute to pay a study visit of friendship to MGIMO University.